Welcome to The Samaritans of Plymouth, East Cornwall and South West Devon

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

01752 221 666 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Plymouth 20 Oxford Place Western Approach Plymouth Devon PL1 5AJ

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Monday: 12:30 - 21:00
Tuesday: 15:30 - 21:00
Wednesday: 12:30 - 21:00
Thursday: 12:30 - 21:00
Friday: 12:30 - 21:00
Saturday: 18:30 - 21:00
Sunday: Closed for visitors

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Wheelchair accessible

Why we’re here

The Samaritans of Plymouth, East Cornwall and South West Devon was founded over 40 years ago. Today, as well as supporting people in need, volunteers for Plymouth Samaritans, play an important part in the local community.

Each month, we visit at the The Salvation Army's Devonport House Lifehouse, talking to people affected by homelessness. Read our Devonport House page for more information. We also give talks at schools, clubs and other venues throughout our area about the work we do.

Our work with Dartmoor prison

The Samaritans of Plymouth, East Cornwall and South West Devon work with Dartmoor prison to reduce the number of self-inflicted deaths and self-harm by providing a number of different support mechanisms. Click here to find out more.

Volunteer at the Samaritans of Plymouth, East Cornwall and South West Devon

Information sessions are run throughout the year to give an idea of what volunteering is all about. Why not come along to meet existing volunteers, learn about the Charity, ask questions and decide if volunteering at Samaritans is right for you. To find out more about volunteering and for details on our next information sessions visit our volunteer page. To register your interest, please complete our online volunteering form.

As well as volunteering roles focused on talking to people on the phone, there are many other ways to help Plymouth Samaritans, such as with housekeeping or book-keeping, event management, or fundraising. For more information, come to an information session or contact the branch.

Fundraising in Plymouth

To raise the money needed to continue with our services, we organise various fundraising events and activities. Visit our fundraising page to view some of our past and future events.

Plymouth Samaritans' news

If you would like to speak to someone about supporting Plymouth Samaritans please ring our Branch Administration Department on 01752 253950 and leave a message. Alternatively you can email us at admin@plymouthsamaritans.org.uk

Our Registered Charity Number: 265123