Samaritans Call for Evidence


1. Samaritans Call for Evidence

Middle-aged, less well off men have been recognised as a group at high-risk of suicide. But there remains a lack of evidence around what works for reaching, supporting and sustaining engagement with this group.

What we want to find out:
Samaritans are commissioning an evidence review to capture existing evidence of what works to support middle-aged and/or less well off men who are struggling to cope or experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviour. We know there is a lot of work happening to support and engage these groups in suicide prevention and more generally. We want to hear from you to ensure that we’re capturing this work. Your response will be included in the evidence review, which will be published as part of a Samaritans report in spring 2020. This report will highlight current best practice for working with less well off, middle-aged men and include the voice of lived experience alongside this review.

The questions included in this survey can be found here. Not all questions will be relevant for all respondees. 

If you do not wish to complete the survey but you are happy to share any findings, please email them directly to, in place of completing this call for evidence. Any information provided will only be used for the purposes of this evidence review.
Check out our survey templates or create your own.