Samaritans of Preston and District

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

9 Navigation Business Village
Navigation Way, Ashton-on-Ribble
Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2YP

Where we work

Preston, Bamber bridge, Chorley, Leyland

How we can help

Prisons outreach
Listening service
Community outreach
Military outreach
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

Since 1970, Preston Samaritans have been helping those struggling to cope, by answering calls from those that need to talk, as well as through work in the local community.

Sams Preston

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.

Our volunteers

Typically, each year, our approx. 100 volunteers:

  • donate 10,000 hours to run our charity – equivalent to around 6 full time staff – which helps ensure Samaritans remain open to callers 24 hours a day, every day of the year;
  • respond to calls for help via phone and email from people who are experiencing emotional distress, despair, or suicidal feelings;
  • raise awareness with the wider community through our work with other charities, businesses, prisons, colleges, the university, and other organisations.

It costs around £30,000 per year to keep our branch open. Everyone that works in the branch is a volunteer and we rely on donations to be able to provide a service that benefits people in Preston, and the surrounding areas, and across the United Kingdom.

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Samaritans of Preston and District is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales (1173718)