Welcome to Samaritans Northallerton and The Dales

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

01609 776161 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Northallerton 7 Crosby Road Northallerton North Yorkshire DL6 1AA

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
9:00am - 12:00 noon and 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Welcome to Northallerton and The Dales Samaritans

We are one of the 201 Samaritans branches in the UK and Ireland and we've been supporting the North Yorkshire community since 1964. We were actually the first rural branch to be set up in the UK.

At the time, the local farming communities were suffering various hardships. James Herriot, a local vet at that time, since known for his books and from the television series, All Creatures Great and Small, witnessed at first hand some of these financial restraints and was actually one of our first volunteers.

Those early volunteers often simply had 'heart to heart' talks with people, in the pub or in their own homes - but it was soon realised that a more professional approach was needed. In the mid-Seventies, we purchased the building at 7 Crosby Road and from that day to this, have welcomed people who need someone to talk to, in complete confidence, whether in person or over the telephone.

Take a look around our website

Samaritans Northallerton and The Dales news

  • Manchester or Maltesers?

    31st August 2017
    Turning her back on the Maltesers, Dr Katie Wadsworth is running to catch up
  • We're sitting comfortably

    30th June 2017
    When you're sitting by the telephone for hours, a comfy chair is very valuable! Luckily, Cyrrus came to our aid.
  • Musical afternoon delight

    18th May 2017
    Thank you to the Hutton Rudby Friendship Group and James Breckon for their kind hospitality.