Welcome to Central London Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

FreeCall 116 123 (UK)

National telephone:

020 7734 2800 (Branch)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans London 46 Marshall Street London W1F 9BF

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

9:00am - 9:00pm every day - no appointment necessary

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

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

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Listening to London

As the founding branch of the organisation, Central London Samaritans has been providing emotional support for people who are struggling to cope for over 60 years. Our volunteers are here round the clock, every single day of the year.

Our volunteers 

Each year our 430 volunteers:

- donate over 95,000 hours to run our charity – that’s over 11 years…

- respond to over 100,000 calls for help via phone, SMS and email

- support 4,500 contacts face to face

- help over 2,000 of London’s most vulnerable people including the homeless, the LGBT+ community, those bereaved by suicide & people in custody.

- raise awareness with up to 200,000 young people through our schools and university outreach

Our impact

Getting a response from a real person and being given the time and space to talk things through helps people to find a way through their problems.

We help people to explore their options so they can make decisions that are right for them.

Support us

We are a charity. We rely entirely on donations from the public, businesses and other organisations. It costs around £450,000 a year to run our branch.

There are a number of ways you can help us to be there round the clock, every single day of the year. 

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Central London Samaritans news

  • Sing for Samaritans Pop-Up Festival

    14th December 2016
    Sing for Samaritans hits a high note with a takeover of Charing Cross Station on 20th December to produce a Pop-Up Festival and Market.
  • From Stage & Screen to Samaritans: Meet our Gala Organisers

    15th September 2016
    An interview with the Samaritans Volunteers, Katie Lightfoot, Joseph Morley and Sally Roy who have organised the Central London and Bexley and Dartford Samaritans Gala performance in aid of these branches. Katie, Joseph and Sally are all active Listening Volunteers with Samaritans and work within the entertainment industry. They have pulled together their friends and contacts to put together a unique performance.
  • TORI Global Raises £50,000 for CLS

    25th May 2016
    We are pleased to announce that London based consultancy firm, TORI Global, have raised £50,000 for Central London Samaritans (CLS). This has been achieved due to the incredible support from the company's staff, friends, clients and partners.