Central London Samaritans, a charity registered in England (1171330). Central London Samaritans is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Welcome to Central London Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

FreeCall 116 123 (UK)

National telephone:

020 7734 2800 (Branch)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans London 46 Marshall Street London W1F 9BF

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

9:00am - 9:00pm every day - no appointment necessary

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

We provide full accessibility to wheelchair users as well as adapted toilet facilities.

Central London Samaritans, a charity registered in England (1171330). Central London Samaritans is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

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Listening to London

As the founding branch of the organisation, Central London Samaritans has been providing emotional support for people who are struggling to cope for over 60 years. Our volunteers are here round the clock, every single day of the year.

Our volunteers 

Each year our 430 volunteers:

- donate over 95,000 hours to run our charity – that’s over 11 years…

- respond to over 100,000 calls for help via phone, SMS and email

- support 4,500 contacts face to face

- help over 2,000 of London’s most vulnerable people including the homeless, the LGBT+ community, those bereaved by suicide & people in custody.

- raise awareness with up to 200,000 young people through our schools and university outreach

Our impact

Getting a response from a real person and being given the time and space to talk things through helps people to find a way through their problems.

We help people to explore their options so they can make decisions that are right for them.

Support us

We are a charity. We rely entirely on donations from the public, businesses and other organisations. It costs around £450,000 a year to run our branch.

There are a number of ways you can help us to be there round the clock, every single day of the year.

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Central London Samaritans news

  • Phone Equipment donation from PMC Telecom to Central London Samaritans

    7th August 2018
    A huge thanks to PMC Telecom for their donation. ‘The work the great people at the Samaritans do is outstanding. We appreciate how even a small contribution to their efforts can help them, help others. If we are able to improve the day-to-day and alleviate some discomfort for some of the heroes that work at the Central London Samaritans branch by simply donating some high-quality headsets and amplifiers for their calls, we are more than happy to help.'
  • 24/7 Talk to Us - THE BIG LISTEN

    S.H.U.S.H Tips
    24th July 2018
    The Big Listen on Tuesday 24th July - 24/7. We are taking part in The Big Listen on Tuesday 24th July - 24/7. Samaritans from 103 branches all over the country will be talking to commuters at stations at other local events, and volunteers from our Central London branch will be at Kings Cross Station in London from 7am-7pm.