Welcome to Belfast

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

(028) 90664422 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Belfast 5 Wellesley Avenue Belfast Northern Ireland BT9 6DG

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Every Day 9am - 10pm

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Access is available, but please phone in advance to allow us to arrange easier access

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What We Do

As well as providing core Samaritan services to our community we also have a number of outreach activities to help us to reach people and groups who may be at increased risk of suicide and to engage with the wider public in other ways

Who We Are

Over 200 volunteers drawn from across the community and from all walks of life come together to support the people of our community whenever they need us. Since 1961, Samaritans has served the people of Greater Belfast and beyond. We're open every day - 24/7 by phone, email and text. Our door opens 9am-10pm every day of the year.

What We're Doing Now

Keep up to date with what we're up to and how you can get involved by following us on Twitter - @BelfastSams


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Belfast news

  • Volunteering - Belfast Information Sessions

    10th May 2018
    So many people have it in them to be a Samaritan volunteer. To touch another person's life when it really matters, by helping them directly, or by keeping our branches running, is a rare gift.
  • Brew Monday event in Belfast

    We're declaring that 15th January is Brew Monday and we're inviting everyone to join us by taking time out for a cuppa and a chat in the Great Hall at Queen's University. With the support of those legendary purveyors of tea at Punjana there'll be plenty of chance to just chat, connect and bring a little bit of cheer into what is traditionally thought of as one of the most gloomy days of the year.
  • Dublin Marathon success for Meadhbh

    Meadhbh celebrates her Marathon success
    30th October 2017
    When she completed her first full marathon in the Belfast event in 2016 it was clearly such an inspiring experience for Meadhbh Caldwell that she decided to follow it up by taking to the streets again this year, this time in the Dublin Marathon. Not only did Meadhbh successfully navigate 27 miles of the streets and highways of the Fair City but she also did a tremendous job of raising much needed funds for Belfast Branch of Samaritans