2 Forest Lane
St. Peter Port
How we can help
We provide emotional support through the free national telephone listening service. A Guernsey caller using the free 116123 number will be connected to the UK national network and not directly to the Guernsey branch. Alternatively you can email Samaritans for support at [email protected]
We are actively involved in supporting Prisoner Listening services in Le Nicholes Prison. For further details please email us at [email protected]
We can provide speakers at school's to promote mental well-being and suicide awareness amongst students. For further details please email us at [email protected]
Callers are welcome to pop into the branch during opening hours to meet with a listening volunteer. Please note opening times can vary depending on volunteer availability. It is possible to call ahead on 715515 if you want to make sure someone will be available to meet with you at the branch.
- 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
- 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
- 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
- 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
- 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
- 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Unfortunately the branch in its current location does present accessibility challenges. Please call the branch on 715515 to discuss alternate arrangements.
Guernsey Samaritans have been listening to those in need since 1963
You will find us in Forest Lane (the little lane that runs up the side of Moores Central Hotel) from where we offer emotional support in person, by telephone, email, text and in writing. We provide support for around 7,000 people every year.
Our patron is the wife of the Lieutenant Governor, Lady Corder and she actively supports Samaritans functions in Guernsey.
An important part of our Samaritans work is to reach out to people in the community and we work with other organisations to provide support for as many people as we can. Importantly we work with our local prison to support those in need, with the assistance of trained prisoner "Listeners" who provide 24 hour support within the prison.
Everyone in our branch is a volunteer, from the Director, who manages the activities of the branch, through the 40 or so listening volunteers. We have a complete mix of ages from their early twenties to octogenarians.
We also have a fantastic group of supporters, the Friends of the Samaritans, who assist our fundraising.
We are always looking for new recruits to train as listening volunteers, or to support those who do in other roles like admin, fundraising, publicity or IT. Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 711030 to discuss how you can play your part.
You can follow us on Twitter - @GsySams