Welcome to Reading Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

0118 926 6333 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Reading 59a Cholmeley Road Reading Berkshire RG1 3NB

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

11:00am to 10:00pm seven days a week
(except Monday afternoons 2:00pm to 5:30pm)

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Full wheelchair access. Disabled toilet.

Hello from Reading Samaritans!

We're an active branch, made up of 150 dedicated volunteers who all play a vital part in supporting our callers - whether by phone, text, email, in person at our branch or at community events across Berkshire.

Volunteer with Reading Samaritans

Last year we answered more than 40,000 calls - could you help us continue being there when and where our callers need us most? We're currently looking for:

Volunteer Information Evenings at Reading Samaritans

If you think volunteering with us might be right for you, please come along to one of our Information Evenings at our branch (address above) to find out more about what we do and how we support out volunteers.

To find out about the next dates for our Information Events, please click here.

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Reading Samaritans news

  • Broad Street Sainsbury’s achieve outstanding success for Reading Samaritans.

    12th August 2016
    Broad Street Sainsbury’s have been busy fundraising for Reading Samaritans over the past year, raising £1,559.66 for the branch. Reading Samaritans we're delighted to have been chosen as a partner last summer and have been welcomed into store on several occasions to assist with their fundraising activities.
  • Witt Morgan Summer Choir supports Reading Samaritans

    1st August 2016
    Through an on-going partnership, Reading Samaritans have been fortunate to benefit from Witt Morgan Choir for their Summer Concert, held on Friday 22nd July. The incredible performance raised £245 from the generosity of those in attendance.
  • Reading Samaritans secure two year partnership with Blandy and Blandy LLP.

    1st August 2016
    Reading Samaritans we're delighted to be announced as one of two charities due to benefit from Blandy and Blandy’s commitment to their community. The partnership commenced on the 1st July and will see Blandy and Blandy employees engage in fundraising activities throughout the period, raising money and awareness of the work of the branch.