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: 9.00am-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

Running Imp donates to Lincoln Samaritans


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.  The photo shows us receiving a generous donation from Lincoln-based company Running Imp.  There are hundreds of ways you can help fundraise. If you would like to get involved, contact us.


Registered Charity Number 248216

Running Imp donates to Lincoln Samaritans

Lincoln Branch of The Samaritans news

  • 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
  • Could you join us?

    Volunteer Samaritans Lincoln
    23rd June 2017
    So many people have it in them to be a Samaritan. You just need to be able to listen. We provide rigorous training and support all our volunteers to do a good job. Come to our next Info session in July to find out more. Only takes an hour of your time and no obligation to go further if its not for you. CLICK THE 'VOLUNTEER AT THIS BRANCH' LINK ON THE RIGHT

    1st June 2017
    A huge thank you to all our volunteers without whom there would be no Samaritans service. Over 20,000 people are actively volunteering with Samaritans, responding last year to more than 5.7 million calls for help. OUR NEXT INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR POTENTIAL VOLUNTEERS TAKE PLACE IN JULY FOR TRAINING STARTING IN SEPTEMBER.