Bolton Samaritans, a charity registered in England (1170604). Bolton Samaritans is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Welcome to Bolton Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

01204 521200 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Bolton 16 Bark Street East Bolton Lancashire BL1 2BQ

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Monday: 19:30-21:00
Tuesday: 09:00-15:30, 19:30-21:00
Wednesday: 16:30-21:00
Thursday: 12:30-21:00
Friday: 19:30-21:00
Saturday: 12:00-21:00
Sunday: 19:00-21:00
(Phone to confirm availability.)

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Phone for details

Bolton Samaritans, a charity registered in England (1170604). Bolton Samaritans is a recognised branch of Samaritans.



We're a welcoming branch that has been in the heart of the community for over 50 years:

  • We opened in 1965 which means it was our 52nd Anniversary on 3rd May 2017!

  • Over 70 Listening Volunteers

  • Over 10 Support Volunteers

  • We provide support face to face, via email, text and over the telephone

  • Last year Bolton Samaritans answered 13,331 phone calls and 809 emails

  • Branch costs are roughly £31,190 per annum, or £559.81 per week – you can donate via BT MyDonate

  • We have a Charity Shop on Bury Road, Bolton


Learn more about Bolton Samaritans history, or get involved and volunteer with us


Registered Charity number: 1170604

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Bolton Samaritans news

  • University Mental Health Day 20017

    Volunteers at event
    2nd March 2017
    Two of our volunteers were at Bolton University today as part of a University Mental Health Day event run by the University. Thanks for inviting us, it's always good to connect with the local students :)
  • Minced pies and mulled wine evening

    Minced pies
    14th December 2016
    An evening of minced pies and mulled wine was enjoyed by potential volunteers at Bolton Samaritans branch this evening! Goodies were enjoyed by all, as they found out more about how Samaritans work and what they can expect if they volunteer for us. There were also some more seasoned volunteers (excuse the pun!) on hand to give an idea of what it's really like to volunteer for Samaritans.
  • Christmas meal for Volunteers

    Christmas spread
    2nd December 2016
    Bolton Samaritans Volunteers let their hair down and celebrated in style at their Christmas meal. Though of course there were still some on duty as Samaritans are there to listen around the clock!
  • Bolton University Freshers Fair 2016

    Volunteers at Bolton Uni Freshers Fair
    26th September 2016
    We were excited to be part of Bolton University's Freshers Fair again this year! We spoke to many students about the services Samaritans provide and mental health, and gave away lots of goodies. It's always great to connect with Bolton's students :)