Dumfries Samaritans SCIO

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

Hestan House, The Crichton, Bankend Road
Dumfries DG1 4TA

Where we work

Dumfries and galloway

How we can help

Prisons outreach
Listening service
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift to our offices on the 1st floor

Opening our doors in 1980, Dumfries Samaritans is currently celebrating 41 years of listening. Our volunteers pride themselves on being there for people when they need a safe place to talk.

Dumfries Samaritans new home

As well as providing listening services, we currently speak to local groups, and are restarting hospital, and other outreach services with groups and in areas where need is great (but awareness of Samaritans may be low) during 2022.

Samaritans Dumfries is very proud to have been recently chosen by Solway Sharks Ice Hockey team as their charity of the year. As the Captain of the club, Struan Tonnar, said “The idea of Skate out of Darkness, came from the players themselves. Almost every one of the players either knows of someone or has been affected themselves with mental health issues at some point. I’m proud to be a part of this group of players, both on, and off, the ice. They recognise that they can play a part, even a small part, in helping others. The help and guidance we have received from our local Samaritans branch has been invaluable, as they have helped us with the wording in our video and offered signposting for people who are in need of help too. I want to thank them for their support in getting this project off the ground.”

Dumfries Samaritans will now be on hand at all home matches in the Ice Bowl in Dumfries to raise awareness of our service and to provide outreach support, as well as to raise funds.

Should you wish to donate to us, please text HELPUS to 70490, choosing the amount you would like to give. Your donation may help save a life.

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