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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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News on Shaftesbury Hall

News on Shaftesbury Hall 

A public meeting was held at the The Riverside Community Church, Russell Road, Palmers Green on the 16th August 2016 to update local residents on progress towards the rebuilding of Shaftsbury Hall. The meeting also aimed to seek views on the planning application to demolish and rebuild the hall.



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Shush and Listen

Director of North London Samaritans Andew Cox says that this July we are challenging people to people to SHUSH and listen. 

“As Samaritans we listen. That’s what we’re here to do when people contact us, and sometimes it can be really challenging. But you don’t have to be a Samaritan to be a good listener.

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Cheque for £851 for the Hall

The charity has just received a cheque for £851 for the Hall from Bowes Park Community Choir. 

The large group of squatters who took over Shaftesbury Hall this summer have now been evicted however they left the hall in a mess and the North London Samaritans with a large legal bill as well as repair costs.

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