Welcome to Samaritans of North Devon and North Cornwall

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

(01271) 374343 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Barnstaple 2 Summerland Street Barnstaple Devon EX32 8JJ

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Monday 13.00 - 21.00
Tuesday 16.00 - 21.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 21.00
Thursday 16.00 - 21.00
Friday 10.00 - 21.00
Sat 13.00 - 16.00
Sunday 13.00 - 21.00

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Wheelchair accessible

2 Summerland Street Barnstaple EX32 8JJ

To donate to our branch for FREE go to: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/barnstaplesamaritans

Click here to find out about: Volunteering at our branch

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About our branch (Registered charity no. 1174414)  

Barnstaple Samaritans, is also known as North Devon and North Cornwall Samaritans serves an area including Bude, Torrington, Bideford, Barnstaple, Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Lynton and Chumleigh.

We are available to anyone who is in emotional distress either face-to-face at our premises (see opening hours) or by phone using our local 01271 number.  

Nationally callers can contact the Samaritans by phone, e-mail or by SMS text (see above).

All contacts with the Samaritans, either locally or nationally are confidential.  We consider it very  important that callers know Samaritans is a safe place to share their feelings. 

At our branch we have over 70 listening volunteers who are available to answer the phones and talk to visitors face-to-face.  In our branch we have two telephone booths for answering calls, a sitting room for talking to face-to-face callers and a training room for training and meetings. In addition, we have a team of about 20 support Volunteers, who help with fundraising, publicity, clerical tasks and raising awareness.

Our branch costs over £20,000 a year to run, and we have to raise this from our donors in North Devon and North Cornwall.


Your donations will be gratefully received however small.  If you want to help us then please see the link "Donate To This Branch" on the right-hand-side of this page or for other options, click on the link to our donations page below.


We are currently short of listening volunteers so if you would like to consider joining the branch as listening volunteer, click the link below to find out more.


How many calls we answered and how many e-mails we replied to month by month

Further Information:


Listeners Not Counsellors

Friends of Barnstaple Samaritans

Related Organisations

List of Major donors

Branch History

Annual Report 2013-2014

2 Summerland Street Barnstaple EX32 8JJ

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