Welcome to the Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ST HELEN'S STREET BRANCH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO VISITORS DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS - OUR CARR STREET SHOP IS NOW OPEN
We've been proudly supporting the local community for around 60 years.
Most of the 80 volunteers at our branch on St Helen's Street in Ipswich are listening volunteers, who provide emotional support by phone, email, text, and by receiving branch visitors.
It doesn't stop at the branch, we also support people at local probation hostels, soup kitchens and prisons, and at major events like Suffolk Pride, Ipswich Music Day and Felixstowe Carnival.
In a typical year we will :
- Answer 20,000 calls
- Spend 4,000 hours on the phone
- Answer 2,000 emails
- Meet 100 Face To Face Callers in the branch
Our Support Volunteers do vital work that contributes to running our branch, including fundraising, administration, raising awareness and working at our shop on Carr Street, Ipswich.
Find out more about the Ipswich Branch, including:
- The history of our St Helen's Street branch
- Fundraising and donating
- Our outreach and awareness activities outside the branch
- Our Carr Street shop
- How to get in touch
- What is happening at the Branch and Shop
- Upcoming events and talks
- Information Evenings
- Our relationship with Ipswich Town Football Club
Our privacy statement
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