Northampton Samaritans is a charity registered in England (1174013). Northampton Samaritans is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Welcome to Northampton Samaritans - It's our 50th year!

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

01604 637637 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Northampton 2 St Michaels Avenue Northampton NN1 4JQ

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Monday to Saturday 09:00am to 09:00pm
Sunday 09:00am to 12:00pm

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

We have handrails to assist entering our branch, and also throughout, internally. We also have a passenger Lift which travels from the ground floor to the top floor of the building.

Northampton Samaritans is a charity registered in England (1174013). Northampton Samaritans is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Northampton Samaritans - why we’re here

Northampton Samaritans was founded over 50 years ago when - in February 1968, we received our first call. Today, as well as supporting people in need, volunteers and friends of Northampton Samaritans, play an important part in community life.

Volunteering in Northampton

At Northampton, we run 3 x training courses a year, starting in January, June & September; with our January 2019 course starting on Sunday 20th January.  There are 12 sessions within each course and the dates are shown here

At the moment we are recruiting for the January 2019 course and still have some places available, if you would like to proceed and are available for the sessions starting in January, we would be delighted to meet you on an evening or a Saturday morning that is convenient for you.  Just let us have your availability and we'll confirm arrangements by return.

If January isn't good for you, the next training course will be June 2019, and we are recruiting for this on the following dates: 

  1. Saturday 9th March
  2. Saturday 13th April

If you would like to reserve a seat on one of these dates, please just let us know – email Sharon at:

Here are all of our 2019 Recruitment Days:

·         Saturday 9th March

·         Saturday 13th April

·         Saturday 13th July

·         Saturday 10th August

·         Saturday 26th October

·         Saturday 30th November


If you're interested in getting to know us a little better and would like to come to one of the above sessions, we’ll do our best to make you feel very welcome

For more information email: or to to find out more about volunteering visit our volunteer page. To register your interest complete our volunteering form.

As well as volunteering roles focused on talking to people on the phone, becoming a ‘Friend of Northampton Samaritans’ is a great way of helping in other ways. This may suit volunteers with housekeeping or book-keeping experience, for example, or people who’d like to fundraise.

Fundraising in Northampton

To raise the money needed to continue with our services, we organise various fundraising events.

The charity shop on Kettering Road plays a large part in helping raise funds. Please do call in to support Samaritans and pick up a bargain! Alternatively, the shop always requires more stock - please consider us when you are donating unwanted items. As an extension of the charity shop, we often sell items on our virtual store. Keep an eye out for future bargains and special offers.

Northampton Samaritans Charity Shop - Facebook page:

Northampton Samaritans - would you like to support us?

If you would like to speak to someone about supporting Northampton Samaritans please email:

Our Registered Charity Number: 1174013

View our privacy statement