Yeovil Sherborne & District

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

Morley House
26 West Hendford
Yeovil Somerset BA20 1XE

How we can help

Prisons outreach

We support the Listener Scheme in HMP Guys Marsh, training prisoners to support others in the prison community.

Face to face

We welcome face to face support at our premises. See website for visiting hours

Schools outreach

We have a thriving schools' team who support both primary and secondary schools and colleges in Somerset & Dorset offering talks and workshops on mental health well being and seeking support. Contact us through our enquiry page for more information.

Listening service

We offer emotional support by phone, email, and SMS, and also face-to-face at our premises.

  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Our centre is fully accessible to those visitors with reduced mobility, and there is a small car park on site with a designated space for disabled drivers.

Welcome to the Samaritans of Yeovil, Sherborne & District

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WE ARE RECRUITING..

For two support volunteers

Company Secretary & Trustee - as Secretary to the Trustees, you will help to arrange, attend and minute up to 8 meetings per year. You can work from home and a lap top and printer will be provided.

IT Support - Can you provide some much-needed expertise, remotely and on-site, to ensure all of our systems, including our vital listening devices operate smoothly 24/7?

To find out more contact [email protected]

Role description https://do-it.org/organisations/yeovil-samaritans

OUR NEW HOME

As you may have heard, Samaritans Yeovil Sherborne & District have moved into a new home, Morley House, in Yeovil Town Centre and hope to be fully up and running at Morley House on December 9th.

Please be aware that we are unable to receive any face to face calls between the dates November 25th to January 6th though our operations centre will be accepting calls as usual. This is so our volunteers can have a period of settling into our new home. Visitors will then be welcome Monday to Saturday 10 am to 1400

Our monthly OPEN EVENINGS will take place in 2020 at our new premises, Morley House

Our open evenings are friendly and welcoming forums, hosted by existing volunteers who are on hand to chat to you, tell you a little bit about what’s required to be a volunteer as well as answer any of your questions. And of course, there’s always plenty of tea on tap to keep the conversation flowing!

Our open evenings are held on the first Wednesday of every month 7pm. There’s no need to book and anyone who is thinking about volunteering is welcome to attend.

However, please note that due to our move, there will be no Open Evening in December 2019. Because the first Wednesday of January is on New Year’s Day Bank Holiday, we have decided to move this one to January 8th.

These are now the confirmed dates for our 2020 Open Evenings:

Wednesday January 8th

Wednesday February 5th

Wednesday March 4th

Wednesday April 1st

Wednesday May 6th

Wednesday June 3rd

Wednesday July 1st

Wednesday August 5th

Wednesday September 2nd

Wednesday October 7th

VOLUNTEERS

Listening volunteers spend three hours a week in our centre supporting all kinds of people who need a confidential, non-judgemental ear to listen at a tough time in their life. We talk to people on the phone, face-to-face at our premises, by email and by text.

We also have a vital team of Support volunteers who give their time to help with fundraising, publicity, IT, and committee work.

We are currently seeking a Company Secretary, and an IT support volunteer . If you would like to know more please contact [email protected]

To find out more about volunteering at Yeovil Samaritans, email [email protected] or call our information line on 01935 414015 and have a look at the main website samaritans.org/volunteer,

Also go to https://do-it.org/organisations/yeovil-samaritans

Other work and activities

We work in partnership with other organisations such as Cruse and Yeovil District Hospital. We have an active schools programme, and we attend lots of local events in support of positive mental health

You can keep up to date with all our Branch news below and on Twitter: @Yeovilsams2 https://twitter.com/yeovilsams2

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.

Yeovil Samaritans is a registered charity (1168371). Yeovil Samaritans is a recognised branch of Samaritans.