Year: 1997 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (19th: 1997: Adelaide), p.309-310 SIEC No: 19980055

This presentation described ways in which the means of providing emotional support to the suicidal, by Samaritan volunteers, has been extended to include befriending by e-mail. The focus of the presentation was on the work that had been done in the previous 3 years in developing the service which now operates within 12 branches of the Samaritans in the UK. The effectiveness of this service was discussed together with ways that it can be integrated with other forms of support or intervention.