Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans news

  • Brew Monday 21 January 2019

    28th January 2019
    Our volunteers braved the icy cold of Brighton Station from 06.30 - 19.00 on Monday 21 January 2019 to hand out teabags and SHUSH listening tips plus raise much needed funds for our branch. We spoke to 1,000 people, including 30 potential volunteers. We know that having a cup of tea can help break the ice and give someone a chance to talk to you about how they are feeling. People were very generous and we raised over £500. And we were especially grateful to a homeless person who had no money but insisted on giving us a bar of chocolate because "What you people do is amazing."
  • Remembering Jill

    In front of the marquee at the Amex Stadium
    12th January 2019
    We are proud to be working with Brighton and Hove Albion on our campaign Remembering Jill. In memory of Jill Howell, a much loved volunteer, we are promoting the work of our branch and reminding people that they can be there for one another, using our SHUSH Listening Tips. The first event of the campaign took place when Brighton and Hove Albion played Liverpool at The Amex Stadium on 12 January 2019.
  • Waterstones

    Samaritan volunteer Susie 1928 gets ready to wrap your presents
    1st January 2019
    Each year, Waterstones in Brighton very kindly invite us to wrap Christmas presents and sing carols which helps us raise money to keep our branch running. This year, 30 volunteers took part and shoppers kindly donated £1,532.58. This is the equivalent of nearly 10 days of running costs. A huge thank you to everyone concerned, particularly Kamla 2007 who organised the event, and to the staff at Waterstones who made us feel extremely welcome.
  • PRIDE!!!!!

    2nd August 2018
    We were extremely excited to take part in the Pride Parade on Saturday 4th August 2018. 75 volunteers marched from Hove Lawns to Preston Park, wearing our green tee shirts and a lot of bling. Our placards said Be Yourself and that is our message. We are here for everyone in our community, and are very proud to have been invited to take part in Pride 2018.
  • St Ann's Well Gardens Festival - rain did not stop play!!

    14th May 2018
    We are doing something every month in 2018 to mark our 50th anniversary. And this month, it was the St Ann's Well Gardens Festival on Saturday 12th May. Mainly aimed at recruiting new volunteers, we were also there to raise awareness about about what we do and make sure those who need us know how to get in touch. We also tried out our fabulous new marquee which, luckily, we found to be totally rainproof!
  • Caitlin - Rialto Theatre 13th - 16th May 2017

    14th May 2018
    This amazing one-woman show starring Christine Kempell is being played in support of our branch and there will be a collection at the end of each of the four performances. It is not to be missed. Tickets available via the box office
  • On your marks, get's Brighton Marathon time!

    6th April 2018
    In just one weeks time on Sunday 15th April, 27 incredible people will be taking to the streets of Sussex as part of Team Samaritans, covering 26.2 miles and raising funds so that we can be there for more people when we're needed most.
  • Celebrating Our 50th year!

    This year Samaritans - Brighton, Hove and District celebrate our 50th year as a Samaritans branch. Keep an eye out here and on social media to find out what we're upto and how we're celebrating.
  • Don't stew - Get together for a brew #BrewMonday

    16th January 2018
    Samaritans volunteers in Brighton, Hove and District were out and about on 'Blue Monday' helping to beat the January blues, the most difficult day of the year, by encouraging others to get together for a friendly cuppa and raise funds for Samaritans to provide emotional support.
  • Christmas wrapped up!

    30th December 2017
    Over every weekend during December 2017, BHD Samaritan elves were at Waterstones Brighton wrapping presents and spreading good cheer to help raise awareness and raise funds for the local branch.
  • Prison Bike Ride For Samaritans

    12th September 2017
    On Friday 22 September, a team of 10 cyclists took part in a charity cycle ride between four prisons in one day
  • Our Support for TransPride 2017

    23rd July 2017
    Now in its 5th year, TransPride aims to inspire and make a difference by celebrating trans lives and gender diversity
  • Annual General Meeting 2017

    21st June 2017
    On Wednesday 28 June Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans will be hosting our annual AGM.
  • Spotlight on our Volunteers

    22nd February 2017
    As a Branch, we rely entirely on volunteers to run the centre day-to-day. Some of the roles people take on are substantial. Meet Fiona, one of our many superstars.
  • Nothin' quite like a Jazz Breakfast

    1st February 2017
    Wow! What a success at last Sunday's Jazz Breakfast! Thank you so much to everyone who came along and showed their support.
  • Beat the January Blues...

    11th January 2017
    ... with a Jazz breakfast courtesy of Jazzmin Quartet, an awesome community based Jazz Quartet. A bit of toe tapping should help fight off this cold January weather too!
  • Wow! What a Year it's Been!

    4th January 2017
    There's been a lot of excitement over the festive period and we'd like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who's helped to make it happen!
  • Brighton Pride and Trans Pride 2016

    Samaritans volunteers at Trans Pride
    20th August 2016
    Pride 2016 was a fantastic success and we contributed to the weekend’s celebrations by offering listening at the event in Preston Park on Saturday, 6 August.
  • Supporting Men in Brighton and Hove

    Samaritans conference
    20th May 2016
    Men in the UK are three times more likely than women to end their own lives. In Brighton & Hove suicide rates for men in the 45-65 age range are higher than average and so a particular cause for concern.
  • Thank You Lisa!

    6th January 2016
    Lisa Rodrigues CBE, raised £4,000 for Samaritans and donated the first £211.00 to our Branch.
  • A big THANK YOU!

    1st September 2015
    We'd like to say a huge thank you to some very lovely people who've donated raffle prizes for our raffle at the Greyhound Stadium on Thursday. We just can't beleive how generous the people of Brighton and Hove are.
  • Brighton Pride 2015

    12th August 2015
    Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans joined the thousands across the City to celebrate PRIDE on Saturday 1st August 2015.
  • Running for Samaritans: Brighton Marathon Pics 2015

    22nd April 2015
    A huge thanks to all our runners in the Brighton Marathon! It was a huge success with over £1,000 raised for the Brighton, Hove & District branch. Which leads us to all say a huge thank you to you, for sponsoring our amazing runners!
  • Our Year - Annual Report 2014

    6th April 2015
    We had an incredible 2014, and with the figures finally in and the last bean totted up, our Annual Report of the year is ready...
  • Sign Posting

    30th March 2015
    If you've been out and about in Brighton and Hove recently, you may have noticed more of a Samaritans presence...
  • Come and Support Our Runners!

    29th March 2015
    There will be twenty people running in this year’s Brighton Marathon on Sunday, 12 April to raise money for Samaritans so why not come out and support them!?
  • Time for a Charity Chuckle

    Comedian Phil Jerrod
    23rd March 2015
    Come and have a laugh at a very special stand-up comedy night at Brighton's Komedia. Why is it so special you may wonder? Well, this one's in support of the Brighton, Hove and District branch of Samaritans.
  • Latest Branch Figures in Time for Volunteers Week

    2nd June 2014
    Last year Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans had 202 volunteers and the branch answered 62,202 calls for help, according to new figures released this week. In the South East as a whole there were 1,662 volunteers and the service was contacted 480,546 times, by people struggling to cope.
  • Charity Performance of The Perfect Murder for Brighton, Hove & District Samaritans

    International best-selling crime writer, Peter James, has recently become patron of Brighton, Hove and District branch of Samaritans. An early benefit of Peter’s support will be a Charity Gala performance at The Theatre Royal, Brighton on 28 January 2014 of the play of his novella, The Perfect Murder, in aid of your local branch of Samaritans.