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 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 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

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

To learn more about volunteering with us, click here:

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 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.

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Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans news

  • 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.
  • St Ann's Well Gardens Festival - rain did not stop play!!

    14th May 2018
    We are doing something every month in 2018 to mark our 50th anniversary. And this month, it was the St Ann's Well Gardens Festival on Saturday 12th May. Mainly aimed at recruiting new volunteers, we were also there to raise awareness about about what we do and make sure those who need us know how to get in touch. We also tried out our fabulous new marquee which, luckily, we found to be totally rainproof!
  • Caitlin - Rialto Theatre 13th - 16th May 2017

    Caitlin
    14th May 2018
    This amazing one-woman show starring Christine Kempell is being played in support of our branch and there will be a collection at the end of each of the four performances. It is not to be missed. Tickets available via the box office www.rialtotheatre.co.uk/whats-on/fringe-events/caitlin