Need to talk?
Central London Samaritans offer confidential support to anyone passing through a crisis or thinking of taking their own life. We offer time and space for people to talk through whatever they are feeling.
We are not a religious or political organisation. We listen, we don’t judge and we don’t offer advice. We all go through difficult times and in our lives and talking about these difficulties can begin to make sense of them.
You can contact us by telephone, email, letter, text or in person by coming to our branch in Central London. We’re there 24 hours a day throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Whatever you’re going through, we’ll go through it with you.
Central London Samaritans
There are 201 branches of Samaritans around the country. Central London Samaritans was the first branch to open and today remains the largest branch of the organisation. Located in the heart of Soho, we’ve been offering support to anyone in need for over 50 years.
Samaritans was started in 1953 by the Reverend Chad Varah in the crypt of his church, with the aim “to befriend the suicidal and despairing”. Whilst not associated to any religious doctrine or beliefs system, today the Samaritans’ mission remain close to the initial vision of Chad Varah.
In 2010 Central London Samaritans received over 50,000 calls, 4,000 visits, 2,500 emails and a huge number of text messages demonstrating that in the current climate the work of Samaritans volunteers is more important than ever.