Established in 1952, Samaritans helps people in times of crisis by offering support by telephone, email, letter, text and face to face at its 201 branches across the UK and Ireland. Every year, Samaritans answers millions of calls from people who might not have anywhere else to turn and the service is available 24 hours a day.
Samaritans' helpline charity is run by more than 20,000 volunteers who give up their time to support people with all kinds of problems such as financial worries, family struggles, bereavement and suicidal feelings.
MyTrainTicket is proud to support Samaritans in its work with the rail industry to reduce suicides on UK railways, which can have a devastating effect on customers and staff, as well as to the families of the deceased. In addition to driving public awareness by bringing the subject into the open, Samaritans provides help and information and runs a training and support programme for station staff.
The 'Men on the Ropes' national engagement campaign is advertised at the most 'at risk' stations, to raise awareness amongst rail travellers and to encourage people experiencing anxiety or despair to get in touch with Samaritans for help, in confidence.
10p from every booking fee is donated to Samaritans; every penny raised by MyTrainTicket will help support Samaritans, who are working with the rail industry to reduce the number of people who take their own lives on UK railways.
Find out more about Samaritans.