Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

0330 094 5717 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 colleges and give talks by invitation

Prisons outreach

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

Face to face

Unfortunately, due to the current situation regarding the CORVID-19 virus, we are temporarily unable to see Face to Face callers in the branch.

  • 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 2019 our 165 trained volunteers responded to over 39,500 contacts for support by phone, email and face to face visits to our branch. In addition there were 602 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.

Please click on the following link if you would like to know more about Bristol Samaritans and joining us as a volunteer.

Volunteer with Bristol Samaritans

Bernie (Director - Bristol Samaritans).


Our privacy statement

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Our branch history

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Leaving a gift to Bristol Samaritans in your Will

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