Samaritans of Chelmsford and Mid Essex

Whatever you're facing, a Samaritan will face it with you

Every seven seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help.

We're here, day or night, for anyone who's struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we're taking action to prevent the crisis.

We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.

We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

Welcome to the Samaritans of Chelmsford and Mid Essex

Centred on our branch in Chelmsford, our catchment area covers all ‘CMXX’ post codes, stretching from Epping and Harlow in the west, through Saffron Walden in the North, Maldon and Marks Tey in the east, to Brentwood in the south. We open exactly 50% of the hours in a week including through the night, supporting callers, who contact us suffering with emotional distress and despair by phone, email, and also face-to-face. We support HMP Chelmsford, training prison listeners, and can be seen regularly performing Outreach at Chelmsford Station. Like all branches we are run entirely by volunteers. We always need new listening volunteers and even if you feel listening is not for you, we still welcome people who have other expertise and experience to offer, for example in the area of fund raising. If you are interesting in learning more about volunteering please contact us via the details on the site.

12 Critchett Terrace
Primrose Hill
Chelmsford CM1 2QN

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  • Emotional and Mental Health
  • Bereavement and Child Loss
  • Men's Mental Health
  • Mental Health