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
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
- Accessible toilets
- Wheelchair accessible
We're currently unable to see visitors face to face, but we continue to support callers by phone and email.
As the founding branch of the organisation, Central London Samaritans has been providing emotional support for people who are struggling to cope for almost 70 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 80,000 calls for help via phone 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. If you would like to make a donation please click here.
There are a number of ways you can help us to be there around the clock, every single day of the year.
Events & fundraising
Given the circumstances, most of our events and fundraising activities have been either cancelled or postponed. As long as social distancing practices will remain with us, we have decided to deliver our events virtually. It is very different from what we have done in the past but we are confident that it'll be just as exciting.
- Virtual Fundraising
- Sing for Samaritans
- Take on a challenge
- Comedy show
- Speed Pub Quiz
- Mark Haddon's talk for Samaritans
- Advent Celebration 2020
If you are interested in any of these events, please get in touch with our team.
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus outbreak our room hire service is suspended until further notice. We are following the governments guidance and will be back when it is safe.
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Our privacy statement
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