Samaritans: One year on: how the coronavirus pandemic has affected wellbeing and suicidality

This report brings together analysis of anonymous Samaritans’ service data from calls and emails, and primary research with their listening volunteers, which took place at 7 different points during the year since restrictions began. The report also includes secondary analysis of findings from focus groups with Samaritans volunteers on the dedicated helpline for NHS and social care workers in England and Wales, as well as analysis of a subset of data collected as part of the UK COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellbeing study, which was part-funded by Samaritans and led by researchers at the University of Glasgow (MHWS).