Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

37-39a Charlotte Street
Wakefield WF1 1UL

How we can help

Listening service

By phone and written word.

Schools outreach

We support local schools in the district giving talks, supporting staff and students and offering training.

Prisons outreach

Operating in Wakefield Prison and New Hall Prison, our team supports listeners in prisons and offers support.

Face to face

We accept face to face callers at the branch and support face to face at collections, during outreach and at other events.

Tuesday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Wednesday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair available on site, ramps and stairlift for volunteers requiring access arrangements.

The Samaritans of Wakefield and district have been working to provide support to our community since 1971! We are always looking for new volunteers and would love to hear from you!

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Though previously based on George Street we are still going strong at Charlotte Street with over 100 volunteers helping us to support those who need us. Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgemental support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

  • Who We Are and What We Do
  • Hear from our volunteers in our new series, SamStories.
  • Click here to find out about Outreach, Schools and the Workplace.
  • Could you volunteer with us? - we are looking for listening volunteers, written word volunteers, fundraisers and shop volunteers. Whatever your skills, we welcome you. To volunteer now, email us.
  • Donate to us! - We're always in need of donations to support the work we do!
  • Need support? Find all our information on this page. If you want to know what to expect if you call us, this page may help.
  • For emotional support please see our national information. Call us free on 116 123 or email [email protected]
  • For general enquiries, not emotional support, please contact us via our contact form below.
Samaritans of Wakefield and District is part of Samaritans, a charity registered in England and Wales (219432) and in Scotland (SC040604) and incorporated in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee (757372)