Samaritans provide completely confidential emotional
support 24 hours a day by phone, face-to-face, email and letter and allow
callers to talk openly about their worries and concerns without fear of
People contact us for many reasons: commonly mentioned are
relationships, sex, love, divorce, debt, being gay, lesbian or
heterosexual as well as many other issues causing the caller distress
or despair. Whatever the problem if it is causing you or someone you
know distress, despair or depression, why not talk to us about it?
Talking it through with someone can often help.
Who really cares for people who are going through a
crisis, are on the verge of despair or contemplating self-harm or
Our branch is based in the city centre at 37 St Nicholas
Street, Bristol. BS1 1TP. We are open for visitors between 7:30 am and
9:00 pm each day, or 24 hours every day on:
Bristol (0117) 983 1000
or on the
national number 08457 90 90 90
You can also contact Samaritans by email
SMS Text Messaging - you can send us a text message from a mobile telephone
on 07725 90 90
90. (Please note,
this is a new pilot service and you will get a real volunteer answering
you although at certain times it may take a while).