Welcome to Samaritans of Colchester, Tendring and Suffolk Borders

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

01206 561234 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is FREE to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Colchester Walsingham Road Community Hall Walsingham Road Colchester CO2 7BN

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Mon, Tues, Fri: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Wed: 9.00am – 1.00pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Thur: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Step free access, adapted toilet


Our branch has around 125 listening and support volunteers. As well as contact by phone and email, we are open for callers to visit us in Colchester every day (see times above).

Currently we are actively looking for 'night owl' volunteers, to help cover part of our busiest times between 10pm and 8am. Click here to read about our campaign for more night-time volunteers.

Volunteers range from early twenties to people in their eighties. We hold regular information evenings for anyone hoping to become a listening or support volunteer.

Last year Colchester Samaritans responded to 30,442 contacts from callers.

The full name of our branch – Samaritans of Colchester, Tendring and Suffolk Borders – describes the 'CO' postcode area we serve.



Follow us on Twitter @ColchesterSams

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Samaritans of Colchester, Tendring and Suffolk Borders news

  • Seniors Bus Pass Challenge

    Tony Dutch
    6th October 2016
    The Rotary Club of Colchester Forum is organising a "Seniors Bus Pass Challenge" on 24th October, in aid of Colchester Samaritans.
  • Book Fairs at Walsingham Road

    24th September 2016
    Join us for a coffee or tea, a nibble on a biscuit and a browse through our books. Samaritans Book Fairs have become ‘must attend’ events for book lovers. Since 2012 over £15,000 has been raised in aid of Colchester Samaritans and almost 5,000 people have passed through the doors. Next Book Fair: Saturday 26th November 2016 (Christmas Special!).
  • Golfers raise £3,056 in sunny Clacton

    16th September 2016
    Colchester Samaritans held its annual fund-raising Golf Day at Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club on Thursday 15th September 2016. The event saw 80 players finishing 18 holes in spectacular sunny weather, but with a welcome sea breeze. A stunning £3,056 was raised in support of Colchester Samaritans.
  • Volunteers honoured for 24 years of service

    15th September 2016
    Long-serving Samaritans volunteers have been recognised for their service to Colchester Samaritans at a presentation of certificates in memory of Claire Squires.