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 over 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.com
To learn more about volunteering with us, click here:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 738115 and leave a message. If you want to make a donation, click on the DONATE TO THIS BRANCH 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.