Samaritans of Chelmsford and Mid-Essex

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

12 Critchett Terrace
Primrose Hill
Chelmsford CM1 2QN

Where we work

Chelmsford and mid-essex

How we can help

Prisons outreach
Schools outreach
Listening service
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Disabled visitors welcomed to our ground floor lounge. Disabled toilet facilities available

Welcome to the Samaritans of Chelmsford and Mid Essex


A message from our local Director Paul Brookes

Thank you for visiting our website. We are one of more than 200 branches and locations across the UK and Ireland. Centred on our branch in Chelmsford, our catchment area covers all 'CMXX' post codes, stretching from Epping and Harlow in the west, through Saffron Walden in the North, Maldon and Marks Tey in the east, to Brentwood in the south. We open over 50% of the hours in a week including through the night as part of the national service supporting callers 24 hours a day 7 days a week, who contact us suffering with emotional distress and despair by phone, and also face-to-face. We support HMP Chelmsford, training prison listeners, and can be seen regularly performing Outreach at Chelmsford Station. We also visit schools to give talks. Like all branches, we are run entirely by volunteers. We always need new listening volunteers and even if you feel listening is not for you, we still welcome people who have other expertise and experience to offer, for example in the area of fundraising. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering please contact us via the details on the site.

Follow us on Twitter- @chelmsfordsams

Our privacy statement

At Samaritans, privacy is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information that we hold. Read our privacy statement here.

Samaritans of Chelmsford and Mid-Essex is part of Samaritans, a charity registered in England and Wales (219432) and in Scotland (SC040604) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales (757372).