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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

Standard rate line number: 0330 094 5717

Last updated: 14/09/2020

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. Centre open for visits 11am -10pm seven days a week (except Monday afternoons between 2.00pm til 5.30pm).

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

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon-Fri 11am to 10pm (except Monday afternoons between 2pm and 5.30pm)
Time of day
Session Information
Monday 11:00-14:00 & 17:30-22:00
Tuesday 11:00-22:00
Wednesday 11:00-22:00
Thursday 11:00-22:00
Friday 11:00-22:00
Saturday 11:00-22:00
Sunday 11:00-22:00

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.