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Charity (no. 1168371)

Yeovil, Sherborne & District Samaritans

"We offer a safe place for you to talk any time, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you."

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

Our branch has been supporting people in the local area, and nationwide, for over forty years.  Volunteers come from all walks of life, with a wide age range, and spend three hours a week in our centre supporting all kinds of people who need a confidential, non-judgmental ear to listen at a tough time in their life.  As well as contacting us by phone, we have email support and face to face at the centre. 

We also work with a wide range of other groups in Somerset including Cruse, Yeovil District Hospital, local schools.  

Our Services Are

Free

What Would You Like Now?

Choose one of the options below.

FREE 24 HOUR TELEPHONE SUPPORT LINE

Whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123

You can also contact us via email at jo@samaritans.org

We're here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call us on the phone. This number is FREE to call. You don't have to be suicidal to call us. 

What happens when you contact us

1. A volunteer will answer

If you phone us, we answer with something like ‘Samaritans, can I help you?’. 

With text, email, letter and face-to-face visits, how we respond to you depends on what you say.

2. You talk, we listen

We listen to you and help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles.

We’ll focus on your thoughts and feelings rather than going into the details, so we may ask questions to help explore how you feel.



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