Kingston Samaritans, a charity registered in England (1168320). Kingston Samaritans is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Welcome to Kingston Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

020 8399 6676 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Kingston upon Thames 2 Wheatfield Way Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT1 2QS

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

7.30am-9.30pm every day.

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Step free access to building, lift and disabled toilet facilities

Kingston Samaritans, a charity registered in England (1168320). Kingston Samaritans is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

 

If you'd like to talk to a Samaritan face to face, we are open to receive visitors from 7.30am to 9.30pm every day.  No appointment is needed, you can just turn up. The building is on the corner of Wheatfield Way and Palmer Crescent.  Please come to the entrance on Palmer Crescent (green door).  There is no charge for this service.  

 

My name is Helen and I am the Branch Director of Kingston Samaritans. We have been providing emotional support to our callers in the local community (Kingston, Surbiton, Esher, New Malden and Richmond) since 1968.   As well as speaking to people via telephone, email and text, we also see visitors face to face in the branch.  

 

Our volunteers are trained to be good listeners, to be sensitive to callers' distress and to explore feelings, including those which may lead to suicidal thoughts.  We do not tell you what to do, but by listening and talking through your feelings, we hope we will be able to help you get through difficult times.  You don't need to be experiencing suicidal feelings to contact us; however if you are, you can be sure of an understanding and non-judgmental listening ear.

The branch also provides support locally through its various Outreach activities, which include working in partnership with the YMCA in Surbiton, Network Rail and Wandsworth Prison.  We also attend and run workshops and events in schools throughout the community and support events at both Kingston University and Kingston College.

Being a Samaritan volunteer can help change lives and we are always looking for people to join our training programme and become listening volunteers.  Why not come along to one of our Information Sessions to find out more about what this involves.  Our next session is on Monday 12th March at 7.30pm.  For a full list of our upcoming Information Sessions, please see our Volunteering page or sign up on our Eventbrite page.  If you don't think being a listening volunteer is right for you, we are always looking for volunteers to assist with fundraising, recruitment and training admin as well as a whole host of other roles that help keep our branch running.

Kingston Samaritans does not receive funding from government nor from the national Samaritans charity so we rely heavily on the generosity of the public and the fundraising efforts of our volunteers and their friends and families.

 

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Kingston Samaritans news

  • Surbiton Station

    16th November 2017
    Volunteers from our branch were at Surbiton Station today to raise awareness of our new campaign Small Talk Saves Lives. Find out more about the campaign here - https://t.co/Xm1ZEB9AHk
  • Bentalls Kingston

    24th October 2017
    Our volunteers will be at The Bentall Centre, Kingston on Sunday 29th October between 11am and 4pm. We are there to raise awareness about Samaritans so please come along and say hello.
  • Information Session

    24th October 2017
    Do something amazing and become a volunteer with the Samaritans. Come along to our next Information Session on Wednesday 6th December at 7.30pm to find out more about what we do so you can decide whether its for you.
  • Spin-A-Thon

    22nd October 2017
    A very big thank you to David Lloyd Kingston for hosting the spin-a-thon and face painting which raised £144 for us, plus online and other promised donations. Special thanks to Hannah who organised the event and cycled for 3 hours (see photo) and to Emily for her fantastic face painting