37 St. Nicholas Street
Bristol BS1 1TP
How we can help
We provide a listening service from the branch 24 hours every day of the year.
We visit schools and collages and give talks by invitation
We train and support Listeners in both Bristol (male) and Eastwood Park (female) prisons.
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
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 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**.
** Unfortunately, due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, we have temporarily had to suspend running information evenings but will resume these as soon as possible. Please watch this website for information when our Information Evenings will recommence.
Bernie (Director - Bristol Samaritans).
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Our branch history