Samaritans Brierley Hill Branch, a charity registered in England (1168020). Samaritans Brierley Hill Branch is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Welcome to Samaritans Brierley Hill Branch

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

01384 78111 (Depending on 'phone provider call charges may apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (Free to call in UK & ROI)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Brierley Hill Beryl House 8 Albion Street Brierley Hill West Midlands DY5 3EE

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Monday: 11:00 - 15:00 and 19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday: 11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday - Friday: 19:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 11:00 and 19:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 11:00 or 10:00 - 13:00 (alternative Sundays) and 19:00 - 22:00

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Accessible and facilities for people with disabilities. Phone for details.

Samaritans Brierley Hill Branch, a charity registered in England (1168020). Samaritans Brierley Hill Branch is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Samaritans Brierley Hill Branch

A short history of the branch

Mrs Elsie Smith, the wife of the local vicar came up with the idea of establishing a Branch of the Samaritans in Brierley Hill.  She promoted a public meeting in Dudley, which was well attended and from this a Branch Steering Committee was set up.

This Committee was responsible for raising the money needed to design and construct a Branch, the location of which was to be under St. Michael’s Church Hall in Brierley Hill. Construction started in December 1971 and the Branch opened in April 1973.

Brierley Hill was the 137th Branch of Samaritans to be set up and the first call was from Chad Varah, who founded the Samaritan movement and was taken at 7.30am on 22nd April, 1973. 

In 1987, the Branch learnt that it was the beneficiary of the will of Beryl Margery Hill, who had been a founder member of the Branch and a volunteer for several years. This enabled the Branch to move to it’s new home in Albion Street, Brierley Hill, in November 1993 and was officially opened on 30th April, 1994. 

In 1996, the Branch was twinned with the Samaritans Matale Branch in Sri Lanka and Brierley Hill support their costs whilst keeping in touch with them on a regular basis. 

Over the years the concerns of the callers have changed very little but the number of contacts continues to increase proving that there is a real need to maintain the service provided by the committed volunteers at Brierley Hill Samaritans.

Registered Charity Number: 1168020

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