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Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

We believe in the value of having time and space to explore difficult feelings. We also believe that being listened to in confidence, and accepted without prejudice, can alleviate despair and suicidal thoughts.

North London Samaritans is one of over 200 branches in Britain and Ireland. For information about Samaritans generally, what we do and how we can help, please click here. The site you are now on is about Samaritans in North London, predominantly supporting the London Boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and Barnet.

Whether you are seeking support, are interested in becoming a volunteer or would just like to know more about us, we hope you will find what you are looking for on this website.

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Message from the Branch Director 

Welcome to the website of North London Samaritans. We hope these pages will give you a brief overview of our work.

We are a self-financing charity of approximately 75 volunteers, all of whom are highly focused towards providing emotional support by offering a non-judgemental and confidential space for anyone who needs it

Whilst we answer calls and e-mails from across the United Kingdom and internationally, we predominantly operate within 3 large London Boroughs which are inner city in some areas and suburban in others.  This means we encounter a wide range of callers from a variety of backgrounds.

Our volunteers are specially selected and trained to be able to respond to any contact once the phone begins to ring or we receive an e-mail.  We also engage in many outreach activities.  Whilst our work is very challenging at times, it is immensely rewarding.

So if you’re feeling low and just need someone to talk to, you can call us any time, day or night. We’re waiting to listen and talk, without judgement, with empathy and if you can help us in any way, please get in touch; our contact details appear throughout the website.

Very best wishes

Andrew 1105

Branch Director


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