Please note, that until to further notice, our branch is unable to meet callers in person. We are, though, still supporting callers by phone and e-mail.
About Samaritans of Derby
Samaritans of Derby has been in existence for sixty years. It was established in 1961, taking its first call on Friday 27th January, 1961.
Initially based on the Ashbourne Road, Samaritans of Derby has been in its current location at 110 Burton Road since 1963. Today, we have around seventy Samaritans, all volunteers, who support callers on the phone, by e-mail and text as well as listening to those who choose to visit us. We also engage with the wider community by providing support to Listeners in local prisons, going into local schools to talk about emotional well being, talking about our work to groups and clubs and attending numerous events throughout the year.
Have you ever thought about becoming a Samaritan?
Whatever your interest in being a Samaritan we may have a role for you.
While we are always keen to hear from those of you wanting to be listening volunteers, running a Samaritans Branch requires a lot more than just ensuring we have enough volunteers to support our callers. There is, for instance, the small matter of raising money to fund our work. Also providing a professional service to our callers requires a significant amount of administration to make everything happen. And then there is making sure that the people of Derby, Burton, Ashbourne and surrounding areas are aware of how we can help them. All of which means we have just as much of a need for non-listening volunteers as listening ones.
Whatever your interest in volunteering with Samaritans why not come along to one of our Information Events, which we hold about once every two months. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about Samaritans, to ask questions and to talk to current volunteers about their experience. And there might just be a cup of tea and a biscuit on offer...
Unless otherwise stated all the Information Events are held at our branch at 110 Burton Road, Derby starting at 7pm and last for about two hours.
Forthcoming Information Events:
- No events currently scheduled
And remember, coming to an Information Event doesn’t commit you to anything, it simply allows you to be better informed before deciding whether volunteering with Samaritans is something you'd like to explore further.
If you would like to know more about volunteering with Samaritans of Derby, please e-mail us at: [email protected]
Support Our Work
You can donate to Derby & District Samaritans via SMS (text message) throughout the year
Donate by text is a fast and easy way to donate to us. All you need to do is send a text message from your mobile phone or smartphone to a special, five-digit text message number, the donation then gets added to your pay monthly bill or taken off your pay as you go credit
- Text DERBYSAMS to 70460 for a one-off donation of £10
Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message
General terms & conditions
- This service is being provided by Donr Ltd, The Stables, St Georges Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2SU
- Our text giving service provider, Donr Ltd, charge us a fee equivalent to 5% plus vat of each donation
- Please note that we are currently unable to accept donations from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man
In August 2017, Samaritans Of Derby and District became a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO). This required us to re-register with the Charity Commission, who are responsible for charities in England and Wales. As a result of re-registering, we were given a new charity number, 1174130. You can find out more about us since we became a CIO by visiting the Charity Commission website here
Prior to August 2017, Samaritans Of Derby And District was registered in England and Wales with number 218064.
Samaritans Of Derby and District is a recognised branch of Samaritans.
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