Welcome to Lincoln Branch of The Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

01522 528282

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Lincoln 17 Hungate Lincoln Lincolnshire LN1 1ES

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

We are usually able to see face-to-face callers at the times listed below if there are volunteers available:
Mondays: 5.30pm-9.00pm
Tuesdays: 9.00am-9.00pm
Wednesdays: 11.30am-9.00pm
Thursdays: 6.30pm-9.00pm
Sundays: 12.30pm-7.30pm

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Yes to public areas, but not to our Operations Room


About Lincoln Samaritans

We are proud to say that there has been a Samaritans branch operating in Lincoln for over 50 years now.

Today, we have about 50 volunteers providing listening services to anyone in distress or despair who contacts us for support.  

Our services are not just for people who are suicidal, and these days we provide support through email or text as well as by telephone if our callers prefer. 

We also work with prisoners at HMP Lincoln supporting inmates there to operate a Listener Scheme. 

If you have ideas on how else we might work with the local community or would like us to attend a conference or event to give a talk, get in touch.


Volunteering at Lincoln Samaritans

There are lots of opportunities to get involved with Lincoln Samaritans!  We have Listening Volunteer roles and Non Listening Volunteer opportunities. We hold regular information sessions where you can find out more about the work we do and how we do it, what’s involved, and to discuss the time commitment. These sessions are informal and an opportunity for you to meet some volunteers and ask questions to find out if this could be for you. Interested? Fill out an application form today.


Fundraising in Lincoln

We rely on donations and money made from fundraising activities to keep Lincoln Samaritans going. There are hundreds of ways you can help fundraise. If you would like to get involved, contact us.



Lincoln Branch of The Samaritans news

  • Interested in being a Samaritans Volunteer?

    12th September 2018
    If you can commit a minimum of 4 hrs a week you may be able to train as a Samaritans Listening Volunteer, joining the 20,000 people who want to help others struggling with life. Or you might want to be a volunteer supporting our work in other ways?
  • Thinking of becoming a Samaritan?

    23rd February 2018
    All 20,000 Samaritan volunteers are just ordinary people, from all walks of life, who are trained to 'listen' and give support to people in distress or despair, or experiencing challenges and problems in their life.
  • November Volunteer Info Sessions

    3rd November 2017
    Come to an Information Session to find out more about what's involved in training as a Samaritans Volunteer. Two sessions to choose from, each only an hour: Sunday 12th Nov at 10.30 or Monday 13th Nov at 7pm. CLICK VOLUNTEER LINK TO BOOK A PLACE
  • 2017 Lincoln Santa Fun Run

    Our team from last year's Santa Fun Run setting off
    27th October 2017
    Once again we aim to field a team of participants in the annual Lincoln Santa Fun Run & Walk on Sunday 17th December at 11.30am. This is such an fun event for everyone, all ages, all abilities and even dogs! PLEASE TAKE PART TO RAISE MONEY FOR US