South West Herts Samaritans

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

45 Saint Johns Road
Watford WD17 1QL

Where we work

Watford, St albans, Hertsmere, Three rivers, Dacorum

How we can help

  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
SW Herts Branch sign

Who are we?

South West Herts Samaritans are a group of passionate volunteers working together to make sure fewer people die by suicide.

We help to keep the national helplines running, including phone and email, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We reach out to the local community, including schools, railway stations and hospitals, to improve people's emotional health. We train and support the team of Listening volunteers at HMP The Mount.

We opened our doors over 50 years ago in 1969 and we've been working hard ever since to be there for anyone - no matter who you are, no matter what life has thrown at you.

Volunteering with us

We rely on volunteers to run our service:

  • Listening Volunteers who are available day and night to respond to our callers, and
  • Support Volunteers who help with all aspects of running the branch

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Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

In 2018, the South West Hertfordshire Samaritans won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This is the MBE for volunteer groups, and is the highest award given to local volunteer groups. We're so proud of our volunteers for achieving this national level of recognition for all of their hard work.

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Our privacy statement

At Samaritans, privacy is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information that we hold. Read our privacy statement here.

South West Herts Samaritans is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales (1170559).