24 hours a day Central London Samaritans provides support for anyone experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
We are located in the West End through a discreet archway at 46 Marshall Street which is close to both Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus tube stations. Visitors are welcome 365 days a year between the hours of 9am and 9pm. You don’t need an appointment to speak in confidence to one of our trained volunteers and the service is free. Please note that due to the popularity of our drop-in service at times you may experience a short wait.
We are very active in the community and regularly attend food drops for London's homeless to offer emotional support. Our volunteers are available to deliver presentations to schools and workplaces about our work and emotional health.
In partnership with Cruse, the bereavement charity we offer support groups for those who have been bereaved by suicide and these run across the year.
Samaritans volunteers are available to respond at short notice to offer emotional support following any form of crisis or emergency in London
Our service is delivered by around 450 volunteers. If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Samaritans in Central London you can come to one of our regular information hours.
Our well-appointed meeting rooms at 46 Marshall Street are available for hire with discounted rates for eligible charities.
Central London Samaritans was the founding branch of the Samaritans movement and has a rich history. To celebrate 60 years of continuous service on Saturday 2nd November 60 of our volunteers undertook a sponsored walk starting at our original home in the crypt of St Stephen Walbrook.
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- Our Outreach work in the community
- Bereaved by Suicide support Groups
- Emergency Support in a Crisis in London
- Volunteering with Central London Samaritans
- Central London Samaritans history
- Fundraising at Central London Samaritans