Welcome to Samaritans of Edinburgh and The Lothians

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

0131 2219999 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Edinburgh 25 Torphichen Street Edinburgh EH3 8HX

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

9:00am - 10:00pm

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Wheelchair accessible


Opening our doors on 2nd June 1959, Edinburgh and the Lothian Samaritans was the second branch to be set up in the UK and the first in Scotland. Since then we have remained an open door for the local community, who need support from us. Our branch prides itself in being able to offer a safe place for people to be themselves and talk openly about whatever is on their minds. 

Volunteering in Edinburgh and the Lothians Branch

We have around 150 volunteers in Edinburgh, but we are always looking for new people to join our team and carry out the many volunteering roles within our branch.  If you want to learn what it's like to be a volunteer with Samaritans then visit our pages on how volunteering with us can change your life.  If you would like to know more or for an informal chat, get in touch using the General Enquires Form.  Alternatively,  why not come along to one of our information evenings, which will give you a flavour of what to expect from volunteering. You will be made very welcome. 


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