Welcome to Samaritans of Portsmouth and East Hampshire

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

02392 69 13 13 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Portsmouth 296 London Road North End Portsmouth Hampshire PO2 9JN

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

9:00am - 10:00pm

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Wheelchair access. Adapted toilet.

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:

  • Gosport
  • Fareham
  • Petersfield
  • Havant

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.

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 -Next one Thursday 2nd May 2017 - 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, supermarkets, or by collecting donations door-to-door. 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.

Samaritans of Portsmouth and East Hampshire news

  • We have a Portsmouth Lottery page

    1st October 2016
    Portsmouth Samaritans now have a Portsmouth lottery page. If you buy your ticket through our page you help local people here in Portsmouth and 50% of the ticket price goes to Portsmouth Samaritans. A further 10% goes to other good causes in this area. Top prize is £250000 and tickets only cost £1. Portsmouth! Buy your tickets now!
  • Pompey legend Lights Up Portsmouth Samaritans

    Alan Knight prepares to switch on the Samaritan light
    8th December 2015
    Alan Knight MBE, legendary past goalkeeper for Pompey football Club, attended our branch to formally switch on the new illuminated Samaritan sign above the entrance, to make it easier to find.
  • Lord Mayor Talks to Us

    Lord Mayor at our Talk to us Stand in Commercial Road
    7th July 2015
    Lord Mayor Talks to Us Portsmouth's Lord Mayor, Councillor Frank Jonas, attended our awareness day, "Talk to Us" in the centre of Portsmouth to show his support on Saturday 4th July.
  • Ready to Rock School at Hayling Island

    28th June 2015
    HAYLING'S ABOUT TO ROCK AT THE PLAZA!! Hayling Island's Playing On The Plaza season welcomes the return of READY TO ROCK SCHOOL's Summer Charity Rock Gig, on Sunday the 12th of July, for the third year running. They have chosen our branch of Samaritans as their fundraising charity so we wish them all a lot of fun and are very grateful to them for giving us this publicity!