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The Samaritans Of Reading - Covid 19 response


Dial for free from any landline or mobile network: 116 123 for emotional support, advice and guidance - 24/7

Standard rate line number: 0330 094 5717

Last updated: 28/01/2021

Samaritans aims to benefit society by improving people's emotional health in order to create a greater sense of well being. 24 hour source of support on the telephone, by email, by letter, or face to face. Also work in the local community. 

National phone number: 116 123 (Every day, 24 hours)

Wheelchair access available and disabled toilet.

Who to contact

0330 094 5717 (local call charges apply)
116 123 (this number is free to call)

Where to go

The Samaritans
59a Cholmeley Road

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.