Samaritans of Bath and District

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

25 Windsor Castle
Upper Bristol Road
Bath BA1 3DN

Where we work

Bath and district

How we can help

  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Full access for people with disabilities

Welcome to Bath & District Samaritans, a vibrant and diverse team of over 180 volunteers who help create a safe place to talk for people struggling to cope.

Samaritans of Bath & District on the Lower Bristol Road, Bath

We have been supporting callers for 60 years and in 2023 Bath Samaritans undertook over 27,000 calls, over 1,200 Chat conversations and 160 face to face assignments.

What areas do we cover?

Our activities cover a wide area around Bath, to just east of Bristol out to Keynsham, down to Wells and Warminster and west to Chippenham and all the surrounding towns and villages.

Many of our volunteers live in and around Bath and some travel from the surrounding areas of Frome, Devizes, Melksham, Trowbridge, Radstock, Westbury and many of the outlying villages.

Our Outreach Programme

Our outreach activities are expanding, we already work closely with:

  • Leyhill Prison
  • Bath University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Norland College
  • Network Rail
  • Bath & Trowbridge foodbanks
  • as well as supporting schools in the region

Want to volunteer?

At Bath & District Samaritans we’re always keen to welcome new faces from all backgrounds, ages, and abilities to our enthusiastic and friendly growing volunteer community and we’re eager to share the wonderful feeling you get when you know you have really made a difference to someone’s day or even life.

We also run monthly Finding out More events on zoom and face to face. These events cover the work we do to support our callers, shift patterns, and what our training covers. These are very popular and enable you to ask questions of our friendly volunteers to help you make the decision on whether you would like to volunteer with us. To attend a Finding out More session in Bath, complete the application on Samaritans Home page, the link is here. Once submitted, you will be offered the next Finding out More session.

Our training and mentoring of new Samaritans is excellent, we still have some spaces left on our autumn course. We hope you’ll be able to join us.

How can I help?

There are so many ways you can get involved. Check out the main Samaritans website here to read a little more about the different types of volunteer roles.

What's it like to be a volunteer?

The are many rewards of being a Samaritan, and we hope to give the opportunity of volunteering to anyone willing to give their time and energy. What’s being a Samaritan like? Find out more here!

Find out what we do

Perhaps your group or organisation would like us to visit and tell you about Samaritans and what we do - please email [email protected] or leave an answerphone message on 01225 423540 and one of our volunteers will get back to you.

Make a donation

You may be thinking of making a donation. We rely on the generosity of our donors to keep our phone lines open. If you would like to make a donation to Samaritans of Bath & District, please follow the link below.

Our privacy statement

At Samaritans, privacy is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information that we hold. Read our privacy statement here.

Samaritans of Bath and District, a charity registered in England (1168033). Samaritans of Bath and District is a recognised branch of Samaritans.