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46 Marshall Street
London W1F 9BF
How we can help
We train prisoners to become listeners and then we offer them support on a weekly basis as part of our national prisons programme
We have listening volunteers available around the clock every day of the year to offer confidential emotional support
We provide a face to face facility at the branch during opening hours
Volunteers go out to visit young people from the ages of 6 up to 21 to talk about the importance of looking after our emotional health
Central London Samaritans
As the founding branch of the organisation, Central London Samaritans has been providing emotional support for people who are struggling to cope for over 65 years. Our volunteers are here around the clock, every single day of the year.
Each year our approx. 500 volunteers:
- donate over 95,000 hours to run our charity – that’s over 11 years…
- respond to almost 90,000 calls for help via phone, SMS and email
- support over 4,000 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 over 200,000 young people through our schools and university outreach
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.
We rely entirely on donations from the public, businesses and other organisations. It costs around £400,000 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.
Events & fundraising
We have now a vast range of exciting events! Your next adventure awaits you…
- Festival Volunteering
- Sing for Samaritans
- Create your own fundraiser
- Soho Speaks Out
- Santa Run
- Advent Celebration at St Stephens Walbrook
- Christmas Chorus
- Christmas Quiz
- Brew Monday
- Comedy show
- Life Changing Challenges
If you are interested in any of these events please email:
Paola Pizzoli Outreach, Partnerships & Events Coordinator
We work with a wide range of organisations from the commercial, public and charity sectors to train their staff in listening skills and handling difficult conversations with confidence. Experienced listening volunteers and trainers deliver communication training across central London to give staff the tools, knowledge and confidence to engage with vulnerable people sensitively and professionally.
For more information please contact:
Mark Harris Outreach, Partnerships & Events Manager
Hire our Large or Small meeting rooms during normal office hours, Monday to Friday between 09:00-17:00, for a small fee. We are hidden away in the heart of Soho central London.
Please note the building directly opposite have started their building renovation project at the beginning of August 2019. There may be some noise and disruption. We have not been affected by this and are still able to work at our premises.
To book a viewing of the rooms or for more information please contact:
Cheryl Bowers Team Administrator
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