Contact us

Contact us now

08457 909090 (UK)

Calling us from the Republic of Ireland?


A phone call is the fastest way of getting in touch with us.

Find out more about our telephone helpline


Email us

Sometimes it's easier to write down your thoughts and feelings. It can help you understand them better.

We aim to respond to your email within 12 hours.

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Visit us

Find your local Samaritans branch

You can visit many of our 201 branches across UK and Ireland; there's one in almost every town or city.

It's normally best to ring ahead to let them know you're coming, just so there's someone available.

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Write to us

You can write to us for free. We aim to get a response back to you within 7 days

PO Box 90 90,

Writing a letter

Just having someone to talk to that isn't family or friends can be a tremendous help. You don't have to be suicidal to get in touch. 

Your support

We know our service can help people before it's too late.

But we’re a charity, and it’s your kind donations that keep our helpline open.

Administrative Contact Details

The Central Office is the headquarters of the Samaritans charity and the co-ordinating body for the 201 Samaritans branches.

  • Central Charity telephone: +44 (0)20 8394 8300
  • Central Charity email:
  • Central Charity fax:  +44 (0)20 8394 8301
  • Central Charity address: The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF

Our Central Office isn't part of our support service and is only available 9am - 5pm in the UK.

Supporter queries

If you have donated to Samaritans in the past, or wish to pass on a donation, please contact the Supporter Care team at Central Office:

  • Supporter Care telephone: +44 (0)8709 00 00 32.

The Supporter Care telephone is only available 9am - 5pm in the UK, but there's a voicemail service if you want to leave a message.

Press enquiries

For media enquiries, please contact our Central Office: +44 (0)20 8394 8300.

For media requiring an immediate response, outside of office hours, please contact the press team on +44 (0)7943 809 162.