London N11 2QN
Where we work
Enfield, North london, Haringey, Barnet
How we can help
North London Samaritans covers the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey.
Face to face support
North London Samaritans is now offering face to face support by appointment. Please call 020 8888 6540 and leave a message, including your phone number. A Samaritans volunteer will call you back to arrange your appointment.
If you are in crisis and need immediate support, please call free on 116 123 at any time.
The ongoing need for funding
Everyone involved in keeping our service is a volunteer, from our Director, to our Listening Volunteers, to our Support Volunteers. But our service still costs money to run and we have incurred additional running costs related to keeping our branch clean and our volunteers safe.
Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, our usual fundraising activities have been stopped, and we face a huge funding shortfall for the year.
We want to continue to be there for all the people who need us. Please help us to do that by donating to our appeal. Thank you.
North London Samaritans have been based in Bounds Green, London N11 since 1975. We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with around 100 volunteers.
That means that all the things that keep the service running – managing the rota, routine administration, overseeing branch finances and premises management, recruitment, selection and training, fundraising, keeping the Centre clean and stocked with tea, coffee and biscuits – are carried out by our volunteers. All our costs must be covered by our own fundraising. This is a dynamic and friendly Samaritans branch, with volunteers who are just ordinary people, carefully selected and trained.
In late 2018, we moved into a new, purpose-built Centre, which houses both our call centre and a community hall that we also use to host our training sessions.
Every year, this branch alone provides emotional support to more than 10,000 callers, a large proportion of whom are experiencing profound feelings of distress or despair; some are suicidal. People from all walks of life contact us, mostly from across the three London Boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and Barnet, but also from other parts of the UK or overseas.
North London Samaritans owns and manages Shaftesbury Hall, Herbert Road, Bounds Green, London N11 2QN. The hall is now open for booking from £25/hour (£15/hour registered charities), and is ideal for community events, local groups, school activities and private functions. It's equipped with:
- Sprung wooden dance floor
- Fully-fitted kitchen
- Projector and PA system
- Various seating configurations for up to 60 guests
To find out more about Shaftesbury Hall or to enquire about making a booking, please visit www.shaftesburyhalln11.com
At Samaritans, our callers' confidentiality is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information that we hold. You can read our privacy statement here.