Samaritans Brighton, Hove and District, a charity registered in England (1170866). Samaritans Brighton, Hove and District is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Welcome to Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

01273 772277 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (free to call from any phone)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Hove Dubarry House Newtown Road Hove East Sussex BN3 6AE

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Daily 10.00 - 22.00

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

We have good access for wheelchair users.

Samaritans Brighton, Hove and District, a charity registered in England (1170866). Samaritans Brighton, Hove and District is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans

About us

Welcome to Brighton, Hove and District Branch Samaritans. We provide support to people in the city of Brighton and Hove, Shoreham, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Lewes, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and the surrounding areas.

Our 200 volunteers take calls by phone, text and email. Our drop-in centre is open for face-to-face callers most days of the year from 10.00 - 22.00. In 2018, we took calls from 60,000 people who were suicidal or in distress.

We support our community in other ways too:

  • At Lewes Prison as part of the national Samaritans Prison Listening Service
  • Via talks to local businesses, voluntary groups, clubs, secondary schools and universities. If you would like us to give a talk to your group, please contact us via info@brightonsamaritans.org or call 01273 738115 (24 answerphone) and we will get back to you.

  • Facing the Future, developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care, offers support to people who have been bereaved by suicide. It has been running in Brighton and Hove since October 2016. For more information, call 0208 939 9560 or email info@facingthefuturegroups.org

  • At public events such as Pride, TransPride, Christmas wrapping at Waterstones in Brighton, the Brighton Marathon, Brew Monday and the Big Listen in conjunction with the railway industries and British Transport Police

Fundraising

Each year, we need to raise £65,000 to keep our branch open. We do this via our charity shop, by fundraising at public events and by one-off and regular donations from individuals and organisations. If you are interested in fundraising for us, please email info@brightonsamaritans.org or call 01273 738115 and leave a message. If you want to make a donation, click DONATE TO THIS BRANCH or on the link on the right of this page (below if you are looking at the mobile version of the site.)

And to read more about our shop, including location, volunteering opportunities and how to donate good quality items, please click the link below.

Volunteer with us

If you would like to volunteer with us, either as a listening or support volunteer, please come along to one of our information events at our centre at Dubarry House, Newtown Road, Hove BN3 6AE

  • Wednesday 6 February 2019 19.00 - 20.30
  • Saturday 9 March 2019 15.00 - 16.30
  • Wednesday 3 April 2019 19.00 - 20.30

To book a place, please ring 01273 738115 and leave a message or email volunteering@brightonsamaritans.org

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Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans news

  • Brew Monday 21 January 2019

    28th January 2019
    Our volunteers braved the icy cold of Brighton Station from 06.30 - 19.00 on Monday 21 January 2019 to hand out teabags and SHUSH listening tips plus raise much needed funds for our branch. We spoke to 1,000 people, including 30 potential volunteers. We know that having a cup of tea can help break the ice and give someone a chance to talk to you about how they are feeling. People were very generous and we raised over £500. And we were especially grateful to a homeless person who had no money but insisted on giving us a bar of chocolate because "What you people do is amazing."
  • Remembering Jill

    In front of the marquee at the Amex Stadium
    12th January 2019
    We are proud to be working with Brighton and Hove Albion on our campaign Remembering Jill. In memory of Jill Howell, a much loved volunteer, we are promoting the work of our branch and reminding people that they can be there for one another, using our SHUSH Listening Tips. The first event of the campaign took place when Brighton and Hove Albion played Liverpool at The Amex Stadium on 12 January 2019.
  • Waterstones

    Samaritan volunteer Susie 1928 gets ready to wrap your presents
    1st January 2019
    Each year, Waterstones in Brighton very kindly invite us to wrap Christmas presents and sing carols which helps us raise money to keep our branch running. This year, 30 volunteers took part and shoppers kindly donated £1,532.58. This is the equivalent of nearly 10 days of running costs. A huge thank you to everyone concerned, particularly Kamla 2007 who organised the event, and to the staff at Waterstones who made us feel extremely welcome.
  • PRIDE!!!!!

    2nd August 2018
    We were extremely excited to take part in the Pride Parade on Saturday 4th August 2018. 75 volunteers marched from Hove Lawns to Preston Park, wearing our green tee shirts and a lot of bling. Our placards said Be Yourself and that is our message. We are here for everyone in our community, and are very proud to have been invited to take part in Pride 2018.