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

  • Belfast Branch Annual Report 2016/17

    6th June 2017
    Read about all that has been happening in Belfast branch of Samaritans over the past year in our annual report for 2016/17. You can find out more about how we've been responding to our callers since the introduction of Freecall 116123, how our work in schools has been going from strength to strength and about the ongoing challenge of supporting people in our local prisons at Maghaberry and Hydebank Wood.
  • Belfast Branch Marks Volunteers Week 2017

    31st May 2017
    This volunteers’ week (1-7 June) volunteers in the Belfast branch of Samaritans are joining volunteer organisations across the UK to show how giving your time makes a huge difference to the lives of others. Echoing the findings of its Dying from Inequality report released earlier this year, Samaritans is highlighting the particular need for emotional support for those who are disadvantaged, as they are more at risk of suicide.
  • Belfast Street Collection Day - Saturday 17th June

    12th May 2017
    Our volunteers and supporters will be out and about on the streets of Belfast on Saturday 17th June 2017. Please help our volunteers to continue to support people around the clock, every day of the year. Every donation helps us to support people who are distressed and who may be at risk of suicide.