Their website isn’t actually advertising this yet but I think it’s important to know. The Samaritans has a number, above, that you can text rather than ‘phoning them.
– It can be good to talk to somebody without using your voice. If you are scared someone will overhear, or you are uncomfortable on the ‘phone for whatever reason, it’s an easier way to get in touch.
– They remember your details, so you don’t have to explain the same thing over and over again each time you text. They keep your texts like a story, so that they can refer back to things you’ve said before.
– You can “talk” on the go.
– It can take them quite a long time to get back to you. This can be difficult if you need an immediate reply or are in danger. I would recommend calling rather than waiting for a text response in that case.