We are a 24 hour helpline for people who want to talk about their feelings of distress or despair, including those that may lead to suicide, in confidence and without judging.
Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
Samaritans doesn’t offer advice, but by encouraging people who contact us to talk about their feelings we are able to help them explore all the options they have. Samaritans believes that given the time and space to work problems or difficulties through in confidence, people can find an inner strength and perspective which lets them find their own way forward.
Whatever you’re going through, whether it’s big or small, don’t bottle it up. We are here for you if you’re worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone.
We offer our service by telephone, email, letter and face to face in most of our branches.
Samaritans is available to anyone in the UK and Ireland. If you live outside of the UK and Ireland, visit www.befrienders.org to find your nearest helpline.
Common reasons to call Samaritans:
- Relationship and family problem
- Loss, including loss of a job, a friend or a family member through bereavement
- Financial worries
- Job-related stress or overwork
- College or study related stress
- Body image issues
The Ayrshire Branch is located at:
45 Titchfield Street
You can use the interactive map below to get detailed travel directions from your house to our office in Kilmarnock. Just click “Get Directions” and type in your address (we DO NOT store this information).
Phone: (01563) 531313 / 08457 90 90 90
Since 1953, Samaritans has been supporting those in distress and/or having suicidal thoughts and intentions. Volunteers today continue to be at the heart of the organisation by delivering our core service, running our branches, raising vital funds, and raising awareness of what we do.