About the branch

North London Samaritans volunteersNorth London Samaritans (incororating Enfield, Haringey & Barnet Samaritans) have been based in Bounds Green, London N11 since 1975. Although part of the wider Samaritans family of more than 200 branches, we are an independent charity with around 70 volunteers and no paid staff.

That means that all the things that keep the service running – managing the rota, routine administration, overseeing branch finances and premises management, recruitment, selection and training, fundraising, keeping the Centre clean and stocked with tea, coffee and biscuits – is carried out by our volunteers. And all our costs must be covered by our own fundraising (we don’t receive money from the central charity). This is a dynamic and friendly Samaritans branch, with volunteers who are just ordinary people, carefully selected and trained.

Unfortunately we are currently using temporary, rented premises in the area for both taking calls and running training etc. We hope to be able to able to move to a new, purpose-built Centre in due course.

North London Samaritans take 10,000 calls a year
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Every year, this branch alone provides emotional support to more than 10,000 callers and emailers, a large proportion of whom are experiencing profound feelings of distress or despair; some are suicidal. People from all walks of life contact us, mostly from across the three London Boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and Barnet, but also from other parts of the UK or overseas.

If you would like more information about volunteering at North London Samaritans, please click here. If you would like to support our work in other ways, please click here.

 

 

 

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Big Lottery update

Big Lottery funding helps secure our future

 

NLS has been given a grant of £545,000 by Big Lottery to rebuild Shaftesbury Hall to provide a centre for Samaritans’ volunteers and a new public facility for local people.

The charity now needs help from local businesses, trusts and individuals to raise £110,000 in the next 6 months to complete the project. 

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SHUSH

On July 24 North London Samaritans want you to shush and listen

 

Samaritans national awareness campaign Talk to Us encourages people from all over the UK to take a few minutes to improve their listening skills by following the charity’s simple SHUSH! listening tips.

 

Samaritans volunteers will be at Bowes Park Station and Hornsey Station on Monday July 24th handing out SHUSH listening tips and highlighting the support they provide for the community.

 

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