Calor and Samaritans Partnership

New partnership means Samaritans can answer over 4,000 extra calls for help...

L-R is Calor CEO Duncan Osbourne with Samaritan Executive Director Niall Mulligan and Samaritan Volunteer Brian Higgins.

Calor Gas, one of Ireland’s longest established energy suppliers, is proud to announce a new partnership with Samaritans Ireland.

Samaritans provide emotional support to those who need it most 24/7, 365 days a year. They were chosen after a companywide process as Calor’s first charity partner.

Every day, Calor works closely with installers across Ireland to help them meet the needs of their customers. Likewise, Samaritans provide support for individuals seeking support for their mental health, with branches all across the island of Ireland. Reaching out to Samaritans is completely confidential and free, and can be made through phone, email or letter. You can also access the Samaritans self-help app, where you can keep track of how you’re feeling and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis.

The Republic of Ireland has one of the highest rates of mental illness in Europe, ranking joint third out of 36 countries surveyed in the annual Health at a Glance report. Self-employed tradesmen are a particularly vulnerable group in terms of mental health. This sad statistic resonated strongly with the Calor team, knowing the pressure that many small business owners face, now more than ever.

Though the new partnership with Calor, Samaritans can answer over 4,000 additional calls for help. The support could save people’s lives and change countless others for the better. Also, through employee engagement, Samaritans can provide training to Calor employees to be active listeners as well.


If you find yourself in need of support,
freephone: 116 123 or
email: [email protected]
visit: www.samaritans.ie for more options.