Bognor Regis

Bognor Regis, Chichester & District Samaritans

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

0330 094 5717 local call charges apply

13 Argyle Road
Bognor Regis PO21 1DY

Where we work

Chichester and Arun

How we can help

Schools outreach

We go out to visit young people at local primary and secondary schools to talk about the importance of looking after their emotional health.

Listening service

We have listening volunteers available every day of the year to offer confidential emotional support on the phone or via email.

Face to face

NOT AVAILABLE DURING THE PANDEMIC - Visit us to talk with our trained volunteers, no appointment necessary, opening times below.

Monday
10:15 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday
4:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday
4:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday
4:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday
10:15 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday
8:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.
4:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday
8:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.
4:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Welcome to the Bognor Regis, Chichester and District branch of Samaritans, your local Samaritans branch, based in Bognor Regis

Bognor Regis, Chichester & District, 13 Argyle Road

Be a Samaritan Star this Christmas!

By donating to our Samaritans Christmas appeal this year, you will help us ensure we're there to listen, so we can help someone find light in their darkest times

Donate to Bognor Regis, Chichester and District Samaritans today

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Christmas may be a wonderful time of year, but for some people it's also a time when feelings of loneliness, depression and anxiety can be overwhelming. For many people struggling to cope, ours will be the only helpline open when other services are closed.

Every call we answer could be the one that saves or changes someone's life – the call that ends with someone finding the strength to carry on.

By making a donation or fundraising for Samaritans this Christmas, you can help more people find a glimmer of light on their darkest days.

Donate to Bognor Regis, Chichester and District Samaritans this Christmas

About our branch

Samaritans take action to prevent people reaching crisis point, helping them find ways to cope. We believe that giving people time to explore their thoughts and feelings with undivided attention and empathy meets a fundamental emotional need and reduces distress and despair.

Did you know:

  • Every 90 minutes, someone dies by suicide in the UK or Ireland.
  • Every day, Samaritans volunteers respond to around 10,000 calls for help.
  • 16,000 calls for help were received by our local Branch last year.
  • In the first six months of 2020, our local Branch has seen a 12% increase in calls.
  • Our Branch is one of 210 branches across the UK and Ireland. Between us, we listen 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

“As key workers, Samaritans volunteers have provided support throughout the Covid pandemic lockdowns” says Nick Taunt, our Director. "This at a time when listening to others has never been more important. Our volunteers have stepped up to ensure they are available, can maintain the service safely and offer additional support specifically for NHS and care staff. To help meet the surge in demand the Branch has increased its coverage during the night - when the service is most in demand."

David, a Branch leader, says “Callers’ issues and concerns are made so much worse by isolation and loneliness during the pandemic lockdown. Mental health worries are very much in evidence as well as thoughts of suicide." Volunteer Jenny agrees. "We really are needed more than ever."

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.

Contact us

[email protected] - use this email if you would like to contact the Branch

[email protected] - use this email if you are seeking emotional support

Bognor Regis, Chichester & District Samaritans is part of Samaritans, a charity registered in England and Wales (219432) and in Scotland (SC040604) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales (757372)