About

Samaritans in Spain is an organisation operated by a group of volunteers.  We are available by telephone or email to speak to any English speaker across the whole of Spain and the Islands, of any age, who is experiencing emotional problems of any kind

It all started in September 2005 and culminated in the launch of the Costa Blanca Samaritans service in Spain in July 2008.  Thank to the continued generosity of our wonderful supporters and volunteers, it is our intention to continue to expand and develop the service we offer.  We are very much based on the established Samaritan model, which has been in operation in the UK since 1953.  We are pleased to have had the support of Samaritans UK throughout the time we have worked to establish ourselves in Spain.

Our main office,drop-in centre and charity shop are based in Punta Marina Commercial Centre on the Costa Blanca.  We also have satellite teams in Madrid, La Marina, Sotogrande (Costa del Sol), and Calpe.

We want you to feel safe while talking to us, so that  you are comfortable to tell us how you are really feeling.  That's why you can talk to us in the strictest of confidence; you don't even have to disclose your name if you don't want to.

Our Board of Trustees

Lynda Brettle, President

Martin Bentley, Marketing & Awareness

Ade Webster, Treasurer

Donna Williams,

Income Generation

Jan Knight,

Secretary

Les Holloway,

Income Generation

Belinda Bradley, Listener Service

We believe in the importance of having the opportunity to explore difficult feelings.

We believe that being listened to in confidence and accepted without prejudice, can alleviate despair and suicidal feelings.

We believe that everyone has the right to make fundamental decisions about their own life, including the decision to die by suicide.

Our Mission

Samaritans in Spain is available to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Our Vision

The Samaritan vision is for a society in which:

  • Fewer people die by suicide

  • People are able to explore their feelings

  • People are able to acknowledge and respect the feeling of others.

Our Objectives

  • To enable people of any age who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those who may be at risk of suicide, to receive confidential emotional support from appropriately trained Samaritans in order to improve their emotional health and to reduce the incidence of suicide.

  • To promote a better understanding in society, of suicidal behaviour and the value of expressing feelings which may otherwise lead to suicide or impaired medical health.

 

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