Samaritans of Coventry and District, a charity registered in England (1173728). Samaritans of Coventry and District is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Welcome to Coventry & District Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

02476 678678 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Coventry 57 Moor Street, Earlsdon Coventry West Midlands CV5 6ER

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

We are usually open from 10am – 9pm each day but it is best to phone us in advance to check.

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Wheelchair accessible

Samaritans of Coventry and District, a charity registered in England (1173728). Samaritans of Coventry and District is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Coventry & District Samaritans is an independent charity, run entirely by unpaid volunteers.  We provide a free 24-hour helpline for people who are upset, troubled or who are feeling suicidal.   

In 2016 we were contacted over 33,000 times.   About 4,000 of the people we spoke or wrote to were contemplating taking their life or had already taken steps to do so when they contacted us.

We are proud holders of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award that is given to local volunteer groups in the UK.


In addition to our helplines, we also:

  • Operate a Listeners Scheme at Onley and Rye Hill prisons, training and supporting prisoners to deliver a listening service within each prison. Our specially trained volunteers visit the prisons frequently and regularly liaise with prison staff on safer custody issues.
  • Deliver a formal Referral Scheme for patients in partnership with Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust
  • Deliver a formal Referral Scheme in partnership with West Midlands Police (Coventry)
  • Offer listening skills training to schools, charities and other organisations within the area
  • Deliver regular talks, and training sessions, to a variety of organisations within the area upon request.
  • Run support groups, in conjunction with Coventry & Warwickshire Cruse, for people bereaved by suicide  


Volunteering in Coventry


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If you would like to know more about us, please send an email to or see our Annual Report.

Registered Charity Number 244646 

Coventry & District Samaritans news

  • Myths about volunteering: there’s a ‘type’ of person who volunteers

    Who can be a Samaritans volunteer?
    16th July 2016
    Wikipedia quickly informs me that a myth is a ‘widely held, but false belief or idea’ – something which many of us may think or believe, and yet when tested empirically turns out to be either misplaced or false. Our lives are full of myths: some hearten us, some mislead us.
  • Myths about volunteering with Coventry Samaritans: it’s not all about the telephone

    Volunteer with Samaritans to help people in unexpected places
    2nd July 2016
    Ask most people what they know about Samaritans and they'll tell you it's a helpline for people thinking about taking their own life. Yes, people who are feeling suicidal or are in the process of taking their life do call us. And whilst we respect their right to decide, we are at the end of the telephone because we know that if they can talk to someone at this most difficult moment we can offer hope that, maybe, there is another way for them to stop feeling such anguish.
  • Lunch with the Queen

    8th June 2016
    Two volunteers from Coventry Samaritans will be guests at “The Patrons Lunch” in London on Sunday 12 June 2016...