Kingston

Kingston Samaritans

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

0330 094 5717 local call charges apply

Elspeth House
2 Wheatfield Way
Kingston Upon Thames KT1 2QS

How we can help

Face to face

Please note that we are currently unable to see visitors face to face. If you would like to speak to a Samaritan please call our freephone number 116 123

Listening service

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.

  • Step free access to building as well as lift and wheelchair accessible toilet facilities.

Since 1968 Kingston Samaritans have been helping those struggling to cope, including through our work locally (Kingston, Surbiton, Esher, New Malden and Richmond). Our service is needed more than ever because of the impact of the coronavirus.

How you can help us

How we help. We are focussing our service on how we can be most effective during the pandemic respecting Government guidelines. Although this means we cannot provide all the services below, including face-to-face, we will resume them as soon as possible.

  • By providing emotional support on the phone and by email for anyone who is struggling to cope including those who have thoughts of suicide.
  • By being available to residents across the borough who wish to to visit us to talk to a Samaritan face to face.
  • By reaching out to high risk groups and communities to reduce the risk of suicide.
  • By providing support locally through our various Outreach activities, including working in partnership with Network Rail and Wandsworth Prison.
  • By running workshops and events in schools throughout the community and supporting events at both Kingston University and Kingston College.

Find out more about us by clicking here.

See also advice on how to cope during this pandemic.

Our self care web app can help you track your mood and includes practical tips and techniques to help you look after your emotional health.

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.

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