Affiliated to the wider Samaritans charity but independent and self-funded, Central London Samaritans provide free telephone, webchat and face-to-face support to people who are experiencing suicidal feelings. Their centre in Soho is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has over 400 volunteers.
A Fishmongers’ Grant is supporting Listening to London, a drop in and community outreach project which provides emotional support to people experiencing distress and suicidal feelings in London. The project aims to support groups which have particularly high levels of suicide – homeless, prisoners, students and the LGBTQ+ communities – through weekly drop–in support from volunteers and listening services.
This video with long running volunteers explores the history of Samaritans work helping those struggling to cope in London.