Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

0117 983 1000 local call charges apply

37 St. Nicholas Street
Bristol BS1 1TP

How we can help

Listening service

We provide a listening service from the branch 24 hours every day of the year.

Schools outreach

We visit schools and collages and give talks by invitation

Prisons outreach

We train and support Listeners in both Bristol (male) and Eastwood Park (female) prisons.

Face to face

We provide Face to Face support in the branch during the opening times published

Monday
7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday
7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday
7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday
7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday
7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For callers with wheelchairs there is a lift in the front lobby which volunteers will assist with when required.

Welcome to Bristol Samaritans

Bristol Samaritans Centre

From our branch in the centre of Bristol we provide confidential emotional support to those in need of a safe space to talk over problems, feelings, stress or anything that maybe worrying them, especially those in extreme despair.

During 2018 our 145 trained volunteers responded to over 38,500 contacts for support by phone, email, text and face to face visits to our branch. In addition there were 950 face to face contacts from prison inmates with Listeners we trained in the prisons we support. I should say that 80% of our calls do not express suicidal thoughts, but just need a space to talk. We also provide talks for community groups, schools and other organisations interested in our work. We have partnerships with a number of local organisations, including local health services, CRUSE and as noted above, in HM Prison Bristol and HM Prison Eastwood Park.

If you would like to know more about joining us as a volunteer please come to one of our Information Evenings. These will be held in the branch at 37 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1TP on the first Monday of every month during 2019 (including Bank Holidays) starting at 7.15 pm and finishing no later than 9.00 pm. There's no need to book, just come along, and we will explain about becoming a volunteer with Samaritans and answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you.

Bernie (Director - Bristol Samaritans).

Bristol Samaritans, a charity registered in England (1168123). Bristol Samaritans is a recognised branch of Samaritans.