Samaritans Mumbai was the first branch of The Samaritans, UK, to be established outside of England. It has formerly been known as Samaritans Bombay and Samaritans Sahara.
Samaritans Mumbai has been actively working in the field of mental health and striving to support those in need since 1968. It is a fully qualified member of Befriender India, under the umbrella of Befrienders Worldwide, and works with its sister organizations in India and around the world.
Sign up to undertake training and volunteer with us. You will need to devote 3 hours/week to work with us.
You can help us arrange any of our outreach programs in your community.
Speak to your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours about what we do and refer our service to help reach those who need our support.
If you're a suicide survivor or have been affected by suicide, talk about it. Bring these conversations out in the open and remove the stigma attached to it. Help others deal with their problems through your experience.
This workshop involves a brief introduction to Samaritans, the work we do, basics of listening skills and the role of volunteers in providing crisis intervention. We have conducted this workshop in Sophia’s, Ruparel, Ruia and Nirmala Niketan etc. The duration is 2 hours.
This workshop is an intensive program that covers our principles and practices of befriending. We aim to train participants to use active listening and empathetic, non-judgemental emotional support in their professional and personal lives. We have conducted this workshop at Jeshta Nagrik Sangha, All India Women’s Council and Tata Memorial Hospital etc. The duration is 6 hours.
Every year on the 10th of September, we have city wide celebrations and outreach activities to raise awareness about suicide and mental illnesses. In 2015, we conducted flash mobs and street plays across Mumbai on college campuses and public places.
Opposite Kala Kendra,
Dadasaheb Phalke Road,
Dadar (E) Mumbai 400014
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