Samaritans of Leicester
1A Elmfield Avenue
Public phone: 116 123 (this number is free to call)
Website URL: http://www.samaritans.org/branches/leicester/
Service offered: Telephone helpline (116 123) operating 24 hours a day offering emotional support for anyone in crisis. Listening service for people who are isolated, feel in despair or who are suicidal. Outreach in local prisons, schools and for homeless people. The national Samaritans number (116 123) can also put callers through without delay to their nearest unengaged branch.
Target group: People who want to talk over a problem in confidence, including those in distress, despair/suicidal.
Area served: City of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
How to contact: Phone any time, drop-in (Please check website, drop ins suspended during coronavirus lockdown) 7 days a week during visiting hours, email or write.
Monday: 24 hour phone
Tuesday: 24 hour phone
Wednesday: 24 hour phone
Thursday: 24 hour phone
Friday: 24 hour phone
Weekends: 24 hour phone
Office Hours: 9am-5pm Monday and Wednesday
Wheelchair access: No
Accessible toilets: No
Access notes: Parking for disabled drivers. Steps at entrance.
Languages other than English:
Charity number: 1170691
Year established: 55
Staffing: 3 part time + 140 volunteers
Public transport: Buses 31 / 31A from station or town centre to first stop in London Road past Victoria Park. Elmfield Avenue is 2nd on left.
Record last checked: 15 June 2021