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How we can help
Welcome to The Samaritans of Medway, Gravesham and Swale West
Medway Samaritans has been supporting people since 1966.
Find out more about the history of the branch.
Medway Samaritans provides support to people in our local area and beyond mainly covering the following areas:
- Medway (including Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, etc.)
- Gravesham (including Gravesend, Northfleet, Higham, etc.)
- Swale (including Sittingbourne, the Isle of Sheppey, Faversham, etc.)
We hold fundraising events, collections, give talks to local organisations, schools and colleges and are regularly out and about in the local area. If you have any queries about the branch, its administration - including fundraising, sponsorship opportunities & requests to talk at events - or any other enquiries, please contact us.
Working in the Local Community
An 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 a very active outreach team which works with local schools and gives talks to anyone who invites us, so that we can spread the word! We also support the listeners in our local prisons.
Volunteering at Medway
Everyone in the branch is a volunteer, from our Director to part time fundraisers. We have over 70 volunteers. Although Samaritans is best known for its volunteers who answer the phones, there are so many ways in which you can help us, for example we have roles in administration, fundraising and building maintenance. Find out more about volunteering at our branch.
Our office contact is 01634 730 993.
Fundraising at Medway Samaritans
We need to raise money to continue our work and hold regular fundraising activities to find the £60 per day needed to run our branch. You can support us by coming along to an event, donating to us or offering ideas on how we can raise money. Find out more about fundraising for Medway Samaritans
Come and visit us
You are welcome to visit us and talk to a Samaritan volunteer face-to-face. You don’t need to make an appointment, and you will be able to speak to us in a private, safe, and non-threatening environment. We will give you the time and space to talk through your problems in complete confidence.
Links to more information
Our privacy statement
At Samaritans, privacy is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information that we hold. Read our privacy statement here.