Welcome to Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

01473 211133 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Ipswich 140 St Helen's Street Ipswich Suffolk IP4 2LE

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 9.30am to 10pm
Wednesday - 9.30am to 10pm
Thursday - 5.30pm to 10pm
Friday - 9.30am to 10pm
Saturday - 1.30pm to 10pm
Sunday - 1.30pm to 10pm

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Our branch is accessible to wheelchair users.

Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk

Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk

We've been proudly supporting the local community for more than 50 years. We currently have around 100 volunteers at our branch on St Helen's Street in Ipswich.

Most of our branch volunteers are listening volunteers, who provide emotional support by phone, email, text and to visitors at our branch.

We also support people at probation hostels, soup kitchens and prisons, and at events like Suffolk Pride, Ipswich Music Day and Felixstowe Carnival.

In 2014 volunteers at our branch:

  • took more than 13,000 phone calls
  • responded to 1,900 emails
  • answered over 700 texts
  • met 219 visitors at our branch
  • saw more than 700 people at events

We also have branch support volunteers. They do vital work that contributes to running our branch, including fundraising, administration, raising awareness and working at our shop on Carr Street, Ipswich.

You can find out more about volunteering with us by attending our next Information Evening on Monday 15 August 2016 (7pm). 

Want to make a donation? You can support our branch by making a donation on Virgin Money Giving.

Read the information below to learn more about Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk.

Volunteer with us

Ipswich and East Suffolk Samaritans

Are you interested in becoming a listening or support volunteer with Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk?

Find out more about volunteering with us, including:

  • why you should volunteer
  • how to get involved
  • who volunteers for us

Fundraising and donating

Fundraising and donating to Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk We're dependent on your donations and fundraising efforts to run our branch and continue supporting callers.

Learn more about getting involved with branch fundraising and donating to us, including:

  • why we need to raise funds
  • fundraising events you could do
  • how to make a donation

History of our branch

The history of Ipswich and East Suffolk SamaritansSamaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk have been supporting the local community for 50 years. We're one of the oldest Samaritans branches in the country.

Read about the history of our branch to find out:

  • how we started out
  • where we're based now
  • what's at our branch

Outreach and awareness

Find out more about our outreach and awarenessOur volunteers do a great deal of outreach work outside our branch.

Read about our outreach and awareness work to find out more, including:

  • our varied outreach work
  • the types of events we attend
  • where we give talks

Our shop

Our shop on Carr Street in Ipswich is a great place to shop or work as a volunteer. It's also an important source of funding.

Read more about our shop, including: 

  • what things we sell
  • how you can donate items
  • who to contact to volunteer 

Get in touch

You can contact Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk online in two ways: