Befrienders Worldwide introduces itself with the line, "Providing emotional support to prevent suicide worldwide," and gives the following descriptive information:
Befrienders Worldwide is a dynamic and expanding global network of 349 emotional support centres in 32 countries, spanning 5 continents. These centres are staffed by more than 25,000 volunteers who provide vital support to an estimated 7 million service users each year.
Befrienders Worldwide centres provide an open space for those in distress to talk and be heard. This is via telephone helplines, SMS messaging, face to face, internet chat, outreach and local partnerships.
This charity is registered in England and Wales, with many locations including New York City.