Welcome to Samaritans of Colchester, Tendring and Suffolk Borders

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

01206 561234 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is FREE to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Colchester Walsingham Road Community Hall Walsingham Road Colchester CO2 7BN

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Mon, Tues, Fri: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Wed: 9.00am – 1.00pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Thur: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Step free access, adapted toilet


  • 19 Aug (Sat): We're very excited about being at the first ever Colchester Pride this Saturday at Firstsite. Do come over & say hi.
  • 20 Aug (Sun): We will be on Car Park duty at Waldegraves Holiday Park Car Boot sale in Mersea Island.
  • 26 Aug (Sat): Our monthly not-to-miss event: Book Fair at Colchester Samaritans' Walsingham Road Community Hall. More...
  • 2 Sept (Sat): We are taking the Sams Van to the Great Bentley Village Show (open from 1:30 to 5:00pm). Find out more at www.greatbentleyshow.co.uk
  • 5 Oct (Thurs): Take part in a Charity Golf Day at Clacton-on-Sea GC, in aid of Colchester Samaritans. More...
  • 10 Nov (Fri): Annual Quiz Night at Walsingham Road Communty Hall.

PLUS many Mayoral Year Chairty events planned for the rest of 2017, which will benefit Colchester Samaritans along with five other local charities. More...


For the latest news from Colchester Samaritans...


Just a little about our branch...

We have around 125 listening and support volunteers, whose ages range from early 20's to people in their 70's. As well as contact by phone, email and text, we are open for callers to visit us in our town centre premises every day (see times above).

Last year our Colchester branch responded to over 30,000 contacts from callers. We're always busy and could do with more volunteers! We hold regular information evenings for anyone hoping to become a listening or support volunteer. Please do come along if you're interested in finding out what we do or if you are considering joining us.

The full name of our branch – Samaritans of Colchester, Tendring and Suffolk Borders – describes the 'CO' postcode area we serve.


Follow us on Twitter @ColchesterSams

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Samaritans of Colchester, Tendring and Suffolk Borders news

  • Book Fairs at Walsingham Road

    30th July 2017
    Join us for a coffee or tea, a nibble on a biscuit and a browse through our books. Samaritans Book Fairs have become ‘must attend’ events for book lovers. Since 2012 over £21,000 has been raised in aid of Colchester Samaritans and over 6,000 people have passed through the doors. Next Book Fair: Saturday 26 August 2017.
  • Mayor Oxford's Charity Year

    25th July 2017
    Colchester Samaritans is proud to be one of Mayor Gerard Oxford's chosen Charities for his Mayoral Year, and there are lots of events still to take place. We hope that many of you will support Cllr Oxford and the Mayoress, Cllr Beverley Oxford, who have been working tirelessly to raise funds for their six chosen Charities.
  • Sams touring trailer comes to town

    22nd July 2017
    Samaritans volunteers were at Red Lion Yard, Colchester on Saturday 22 July, handing out listening tips and highlighting the support Samaritans provides to the local community.
  • Sign up for Golf in Clacton

    12th July 2017
    Join us for this year's Charity Golf Day at Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club on 5th October, where golfers will be raising funds for Colchester Samaritans.