Welcome to Bristol Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

0117 983 1000 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Bristol 37 St Nicholas Street Bristol BS1 1TP

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

07:30am - 9:00pm daily

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

We provide full accessibility to wheelchair users as well as adapted toilet facilities.

Registered Charity No. 1168123 (Previously 242320)

About Bristol Branch Volunteering Fundraising

    Hello, I'm Maggie, the Director of Bristol Samaritans.

From our branch in the centre of Bristol we provide confidential emotional support, all day and night, every day of the year to those in need of a safe space to talk over problems, feelings, stress or anything that maybe worrying them, especially those in extreme despair.

During 2016 our 147 trained volunteers responded to over 53,000 contacts for support by phone, email, text and face to face visits in our branch. I should say that 80% of our calls do not express suicidal thoughts, but need a space to talk.

We also provide talks for community groups, schools and other organisations interested in our work. We have partnerships with a number of local organisations, including local health services, HM Prison Bristol, HM Prison Eastwood Park and CRUSE.

If you would like to know more about joining us as a volunteer please come to one of our Information Evenings. These are held in the branch at 37 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1TP on the first Monday of every month during 2017 (including Bank Holidays) starting at 7.15 pm and finishing no later than 9.00 pm. There's no need to book, just come along, and we will explain about being a volunteer with Samaritans and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you.