Isle of Wight

Samaritans of Isle of Wight

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

0330 094 5717 local call charges apply

52 South Street
PO30 1JQ

How we can help

Face to face

BECAUSE OF THE COVID PANDEMIC WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT OPEN TO FACE-TO-FACE CALLERS. Please phone on 116-123 if you need support. Normally, we provide a drop in support service for people on the Isle of Wight - either resident or tourist

Prisons outreach

We help support a Prison listener scheme at the Isle of Wight prisons

Listening service

We provide listening support using phone and email

3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

Welcome to Isle of Wight Samaritans


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Samaritans of the Isle of Wight operate from our centre at 52 South Street, Newport, next to the Fire Station. A small but busy and friendly branch, we are part of the national network of Samaritans branches and take calls from all over the country and sometimes further afield. As part of our service, we take phone calls and emails, as well as being open for face to face callers, at the times given above. We also have an active presence in the island’s prisons.

Please note that because of CVID-19 we are currently closed to face-to-face callers. Please phone 116 123 or email [email protected] instead.

We are always looking for new people to join our team. If you want to learn what it's like to be a volunteer with Samaritans then visit our pages on how volunteering with us can change your life. If you would like to know more about our branch or for an informal chat, please get in touch using the General Enquiries Form. As well as Listening volunteers, we are always looking for those who might carry out some of the many support roles within our branch and also in our shop at Lugley Street in Newport.

Samaritans are remarkable people but at the same time don’t forget that they are ordinary people too. They come from all walks of life and with all kinds of life experience. What we are looking for is volunteers who are prepared to listen without judging, to be compassionate, caring and confidential. We take great pride in the quality of our training schemes and there are always other Samaritans keen to support you.

Isle of Wight Samaritans depend on public support to raise enough money to keep us going.

If you would like to talk to us off the record about how you're feeling, and would like emotional support please call our Free phone 116123 or email [email protected]

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.

The Samaritans of Isle of Wight is part of Samaritans, a charity registered in England and Wales (219432) and in Scotland (SC040604) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales (757372)