Samaritans of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

0330 094 5717 local call charges apply

1a Elmfield Avenue
Leicester LE2 1RB

How we can help

Listening service

We provide a listening service from our branch 24 hours every day of the year.

Schools outreach

We visit schools and colleges and give talks by invitation

Face to face

Unfortunately the branch is closed for the time being.

Prisons outreach

We train and support Listeners in both Leicester and Gartree prisons.

  • Facilities for visitors with disabilities: Two steps to negotiate. Ground floor room and WC. WC not accessible to a wheelchair.

Leicester Samaritans was founded in 1964 and we have been listening for 24 hours 7 days a week since then, a record of which we are very proud. We take over 44,000 contacts a year at our branch.

Leicester Samaritans

Welcome to Leicester Samaritans

From our branch in Leicester we provide confidential, emotional support to those in need of a safe space to talk over problems, feelings, stress or anything that maybe worrying them, especially those in extreme despair.

Our 130 trained volunteers respond to over 44,000 contacts for support by phone, email and face to face visits in our branch.

For Leicester branch Covid-19 response for schools & colleges please see our Outreach page https://www.samaritans.org/wales/branches/leicester/leicester/leicester-samaritans-outreach/

We have partnerships with a number of local organisations, including HM Prison Leicester and HM Prison Gartree.

If you would like to know more about joining us as a volunteer please contact us.

We also provide talks for community groups, schools and other organisations interested in our work.

The Leicester Samaritans Charity Shop, which directly supports the Leicester branch, is located at 117-119 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6LD

Samaritans of Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland is a registered charity (1170691). Samaritans of Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland is a recognised branch of Samaritans.