Welcome to Bristol Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

0117 983 1000 (Branch)

National telephone:

08457 909090 (UK)

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:

Wheelchair access

About Bristol Branch Volunteering Fundraising

Hi, my name is Martyn and I'm the Director of the Bristol Branch of Samaritans.

2014 is a special year for us as it is our 50th anniversary. During the last 50 years, we have been proudly supporting our local community in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area - providing 24-hour support to those who need it.

Last year at our branch in the heart of the city, our 160 volunteers took over 53,000 contacts for help by phone, email, texting and face to face visits.

We also do talks for community groups, schools and other organisations interested in our work. We are fortunate to have partnerships with many local organisations, including local health services, HM Prison Bristol, HM Prison Eastwood Park, CRUSE and SARI.

We open the branch for an informal information evening on the first Monday of every month (including Bank Holidays) from 7.15 – 9.00 pm. If you've ever considered becoming a volunteer, or wanted to find out about other ways you can help to support our work, then do come along for a chat. It would be a pleasure to meet you.


Bristol Samaritans news

  • Thinking of volunteering with us?

    Our next Information Evening for those wishing to find out more about becoming a volunteer with us in Bristol is on Monday 3rd November 2014 @ 7.15pm in the branch at 37 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1TP. (If you can't make that date the following Information Evening will be held on Monday 1st December 2014 @ 7.15pm.)