Colchester Samaritans, a charity registered in England (1173895). Colchester Samaritans is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Welcome to Colchester Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

01206 561234 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is FREE to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Colchester Walsingham Road Community Hall Walsingham Road Colchester CO2 7BN

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Mon, Tues, Fri: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Wed: 9.00am – 1.00pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Thur: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sun: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Step free access, adapted toilet

Colchester Samaritans, a charity registered in England (1173895). Colchester Samaritans is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Upcoming Events

Many Mayoral Year Chairty events which will benefit Colchester Samaritans along with five other local charities.


  • 25 Nov (Sat) 10-2pm last Saturday each month (except Oct and Dec !)
    Book Fair at Colchester Samaritans' Walsingham Road Community Hall
  • 30 Nov (Thurs) 10am-12pm every Thursday fortnight
    Our Samaritans Van will be in Clacton-on-Sea
    (at the junction of Pier Ave, West Ave and Station Rd, nr MacDonald's and NatWest)


About Our Branch

The full name of our branch – Samaritans of Colchester, Tendring and Suffolk Borders – describes the 'CO' postcode area we serve.
We have around 125 listening and support volunteers, whose ages range from early 20's to people in their 70's.
As well as contact by phone, email and text, we are open for callers to visit us in our town centre premises every day (see times above).
Last year our Colchester branch responded to over 30,000 contacts from callers.
We're always busy and could do with more volunteers! We hold regular information evenings for anyone hoping to become a listening or support volunteer.
Please do come along if you're interested in finding out what we do or if you are considering joining us.


Colchester Samaritans news

  • Golf Day 2017

    23rd October 2017
    84 golfers enjoyed an excellent, if slightly windy, days golf at Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club on Thursday 5th October. A fantastic profit of £3,206 was made for the branch on the day.
  • Book Fairs at Walsingham Road

    22nd October 2017
    Join us for a coffee or tea, a nibble on a biscuit and a browse through our books. Samaritans Book Fairs have become ‘must attend’ events for book lovers. Since 2012 over £24,000 has been raised in aid of Colchester Samaritans and over 6,000 people have passed through the doors. Next Book Fair: Saturday 30 September 2017.
  • Mayor Oxford's Charity Year

    25th July 2017
    Colchester Samaritans is proud to be one of Mayor Gerard Oxford's chosen Charities for his Mayoral Year, and there are lots of events still to take place. We hope that many of you will support Cllr Oxford and the Mayoress, Cllr Beverley Oxford, who have been working tirelessly to raise funds for their six chosen Charities.
  • Sams touring trailer comes to town

    22nd July 2017
    Samaritans volunteers were at Red Lion Yard, Colchester on Saturday 22 July, handing out listening tips and highlighting the support Samaritans provides to the local community.