Talk to Us

Talk to Us is Samaritan's annual awareness campaign that runs throughout July. 

This summer, Central London Samaritans will be joining forces with independent coffee & tea shops to raise money & awareness of mental health in workplaces and local communities.

We’ll be having ‘Pop ups’ in cafes across London to promote Central London Samaritans across our seven boroughs (Camden, City of London, Westminster, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Tower Hamlets and Hackney). We’ll have volunteers and materials on hand to talk about what we do at the following cafes:

Wednesday 20th July – St Joseph’s Hospice community café, Mare Street (Hackney): 9am-6pm

As part of our 'Supporting Hackney' campaign, we are starting to build better relations with local councillors and organisations across the borough. In turn we hope that this will attract new callers, volunteers and supporters. A Talk to Us cafe at St Joseph's Hospice is the first step in this direction and it's the perfect opportunity to let this community know that they can call us anytime of night or day; patients, family, friends and staff included. 


Thursday 21st July - The Canvas Cafe, Hanbury Street (Tower Hamlets):

9am - 12pm 

The Canvas Cafe is a social enterprise cafe and creative venue that launched as London's first Happy Cafe in 2015. We'll have a physical presence on 21st July with our Talk to Us cafe where you can learn about what we do. In the morning, we'll also have a space should anyone wish to talk with a volunteer there and then. We'll also be working with a number of their other events in the week of 18th - 24th July to support CLS:

Inner Space free talk - Tues 19th July 6-30-7:30pm

Ellen Waddell's one-woman show - Wed 20th July 8pm

Juliette Burton's Happy Hour - Thurs 21st 7pm


Wednesday 27th July – Yumchaa, Berwick Street (Soho/Westminster):  

9am – 12pm

As part of an on-going partnership, Yumchaa has created a unique Samaritans tea blend called the ‘The Good Listener’. For every packet sold in store or online, Central London Samaritans receive 75p.

On 27th July, we’ll have a ‘pop up in store’ in their Soho shop with volunteers as well as ice tea tasting so it’ll be a chance to try some Samaritans tea too!

If you'd like more information about our Talk to Us Cafe events, please get in touch with Beth at or on 07736620039