Samaritans of Glasgow SCIO, a charity registered in Scotland (SC047232). Samaritans of Glasgow SCIO is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Welcome to Samaritans of Glasgow

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

0141 248 4488 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Glasgow 210 West George Street Glasgow G22PQ

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

9:00am - 10:00pm

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Access at rear of building. Phone to arrange.

Samaritans of Glasgow SCIO, a charity registered in Scotland (SC047232). Samaritans of Glasgow SCIO is a recognised branch of Samaritans.

Glasgow Branch opened its doors on 23rd May 1960. Since then, we pride ourselves on being available for callers 24 hours a day. We were awarded the Queen's Award for Volunteering in 2004.

We currently have 177 volunteers. We train new volunteers 4 times a year to allow us to maintain our 24 hour availability to callers. In 2015 we answered over 30,000 telephone calls and sent almost 1400 emails and 2100 texts offering emotional support. We also had over 400 face to face contacts in the branch. 

In the Community

As well as supporting our callers we support the Listener schemes in 2 local prisons HMP Barlinnie and HMP Lowmoss. The Listeners were introduced to prisons in 1991 and are specially trained prisoners who do the same work as Samaritans: offering emotional support to other prisons in need.   
 
We regularly deliver talks and presentations to local schools, raising awareness of emotional health in young people. 

We also deliver talks to local organisations who are interested in learning about our work. If you would like us to talk to your club or society please email us at glasgowsams@btconnect.com or contact us using the General Enquiries form.

Volunteering with Glasgow Samaritans

We hold information sessions throughout the year, giving potential volunteers a chance to find out more about the services we offer and meet some of the team, as well as find out a bit more about what's involved in training. All the sessions are held at the branch. For further details, please email us at joinglasgowsamaritans@gmail.com or contact us using the General Enquiries form.

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