Samaritans - helping people in Portsmouth and East Hampshire
We have been helping people in Portsmouth for over 50 years and cover a semi-circle above the coast, including:
We are easy to spot on the London Road next to Rowlands Pharmacy. Between 9am and 10pm you can ring the door bell to talk to one of our volunteers.
Message from the Branch Director - January 2019
Welcome to the Samaritans of Portsmouth and East Hampshire web page. As part of the National Samaritans Organisation we offer support to anyone going through a period of emotional distress. We repond to telephone, email and SMS callers with a 24/7 availability and also offer a Face to Face options in our London Road Centre.
Locally we provide support to schools, NHS Departments, Network Rail, GP surgeries and the Veterans Outreach Services. Please see our news pages for some more information.
Our branch is a Charity in its own right and we welcome donations to help maintain our services. We are all volunteers and, although we currently number just over 100, we always have a need for new recruits so if you might be interested, please get in touch. We have 7 information sessions planned for the rest of 2019.
If you have any questions about this web page or about the Samaritans in general please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portsmouth Samaritans -
talking to local groups
We have a great outreach team who raise awareness of Samaritans' work by giving talks to local organisations and groups in the area. Contact us if you would like to know more or if you would like us to come along to your conference or event.
Network Rail and Portsmouth and East Hampshire Samaritans have a long-standing relationship and we try to have a presence at any local railway station if there has been an incident, providing leaflets for commuters in case they have been affected.
We hold regular Information Evenings where you can learn more about becoming a volunteer - click below for more information.
Volunteering in Portsmouth and East Hampshire
We welcome new volunteers of all ages, and are particularly looking for people to assist in covering our night shifts. We offer full training - which is an informal, enjoyable and thought-provoking experience. Take a look here for more information or get in touch if you would like to know more. We'd love to hear from you.
Fundraising in Portsmouth and East Hampshire
We are part of the Portsmouth lottery - CLICK HERE to buy you tickets and support us.
You will find us raising money at local events and supermarkets.
We love hearing new and innovative ideas for fundraising! If you want to help, even for a couple of hours a week, or have ideas on how we can raise money, please get in touch.