About Preston Branch
Our branch has been providing support to people in our local area and beyond for many years. We offer emotional support in person, by telephone, by email and by text and on average each year we help over 26,000 people going through a tough time.
Our Work in the Preston Community
A really important part of Samaritans work is to reach out to people in the community and work with other organisations to raise awareness of what we do and offer support to as many people as we can.
We have an outreach team who work with, for example, local schools. We love giving talks to anyone who invites us, so we can spread the word.
Volunteering at our Branch
Everyone in the Branch is a volunteer, from Eileen our Director to our part time fundraisers. We have around 100 volunteers in our branch. Although Samaritans is best known for its listening volunteers who answer the telephones, there are so many other ways in which you can help us. We currently have volunteer roles in fundraising and publicity.
For more information on our volunteering opportunities, click 'Volunteer With This Branch' on the right-hand side of this page and read more about what we do, what it's like to be a volunteer and how to apply.
Local Action Saves Lives
We are calling on everyone who cares about preventing suicide to step up and ask for action in their communities by emailing your councillor.
Raising Funds for our Branch can be fun!
There are so many ways you can raise money for us.
Each year our branch recieves over 31,600 calls for support. We need your support to help us to make sure we can be there for anyone who needs us.
There are many ways in which you can help us; no contribution is too small to make a big difference.
Our Work in HMP Preston
Preston Samaritans supports prisoners at HMP Preston through a Listener Scheme. The Listener Scheme is a peer support scheme whereby we select, train and support prisoners to offer confidential emotional support to their fellow inmates.
Would you like one of our Speakers team to come and talk to you?
If you are a teacher at a school, or a member of a club or society we would be delighted to come and talk to you about the work Samaritans do.