Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark Samaritans

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

1-5 Angus Street
New Cross
London SE14 6LU

Where we work

The london boroughs of lewisham, Greenwich and southwark

How we can help

Listening service
Prisons outreach
Schools outreach
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

We've been supporting our local community since 1969, working towards a world where fewer people die by suicide.

Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark branch HQ

About Us

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe that suicide is preventable.

Samaritans is here for anyone struggling to cope – day or night, 365 days a year. We take action to prevent people reaching crisis point, helping people find ways to cope and learn the skills to be there for others. We campaign to make suicide prevention a priority.

We've been supporting our local community since 1969, working towards a world where fewer people die by suicide.

Face-to-face visits at our branch

We are currently not taking face-to-face visitors. We continue to respond to telephone calls and emails. Our Outreach work has restarted and our Recruitment and Selection process is mainly via Zoom. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to our branch, in New Cross (opposite Fordham Park), meanwhile you can reach out to one of our trained listening volunteers via email [email protected] or FreeCall, from any phone, 116 123.

Face-to-face visits at Central London branch

We are pleased to let you know that face-to-face visits have restarted at our Central London Branch, please follow this link for more details.

Our Impact

  • Providing emotional support on the phone and via email for anyone who is struggling to cope, including those who have thoughts of suicide.
  • Being available to over 900,000 people in our three London boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark and Greenwich.
  • Reaching out to high risk groups and communities to reduce the risk of suicide, including through our work with the 999 Club.
  • Working in partnership with organisations, agencies and experts such as Oxleas and South London and Maudsley A&E Mental Health Team Partnerships.

How you can help us

Thank you to all our supporters and grant givers.

Come join us!

We are always looking for more volunteers to join our team, so whatever skills you have to offer, please do get in touch. We provide full training and support to help you become either a qualified Samaritan’s listener volunteer or a support volunteer.

To find out more about joining at our branch click here:

Become a Samaritans listening volunteer

Annual Reports

Read and download our reports from the following links:

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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.

Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark Samaritans is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales (1167963).