Welcome to Belfast

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

(028) 90664422 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Belfast 5 Wellesley Avenue Belfast Northern Ireland BT9 6DG

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Every Day 9am - 10pm

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Access is available, but please phone in advance to allow us to arrange easier access

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What We Do

As well as providing core Samaritan services to our community we also have a number of outreach activities to help us to reach people and groups who may be at increased risk of suicide and to engage with the wider public in other ways

Who We Are

Over 200 volunteers drawn from across the community and from all walks of life come together to support the people of our community whenever they need us. Since 1961, Samaritans has served the people of Greater Belfast and beyond. We're open every day - 24/7 by phone, email and text. Our door opens 9am-10pm every day of the year.

What We're Doing Now

Keep up to date with what we're up to and how you can get involved by following us on Twitter - @BelfastSams


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Belfast news

  • Hitting The Belfast Streets - City Marathon 2016

    2nd May 2016
    Today the Belfast City Marathon for 2016 is seeing an inspiring selection of runners taking to the streets of Belfast in support of the Belfast branch of Samaritans. There'll be a few blisters along the way, maybe even a few tears but there'll also be fun, some personal bests even and maybe a few office bragging rights claimed for months to come!
  • Advert for Samaritans on UTV

    16th January 2016
    See our TV advert for Samaritan services in Northern Ireland's 8 branches is running on UTV throughout January 2016
  • Thank You Belfast - Helping Us to Be There 24/7 for our callers

    Christmas tree decoration - Samaritans is A Safe Place
    9th December 2015
    As Belfast was gearing up for the festive season, volunteers, friends and supporters of Belfast branch of Samaritans took to the streets on Saturday 5th December to raise much needed money that will help to keep the branch available 24/7 to callers throughout Christmas and New Year. We're delighted to announce that on the day we raised £1868.29. A big thank you to all who gave so generously and to those who gave of their time and energy to help on the day.
  • Northern Ireland Impact Report Launched

    8th September 2015
    Samaritans from across Ireland’s 21 branches gathered in the Long Gallery of Stormont Parliament buildings in Belfast on Tuesday 8th September. The occasion marked the launch of the first Samaritans Northern Ireland Impact Report, a publication that details the breadth and depth of Samaritans’ work in Northern Ireland.