Samaritans (South West Herts)
Milly Apthorp House
45 St John's Road
01923 233333 (Helpline)
07725 909090 (SMS Text messaging)
08457 909090 (National Helpline)
01923 233614 (Volunteer Recruitment Line)
Web pages: www.samaritans.org/watford/
The Samaritans has a telephone manned 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You can also visit any day or evening, from 10.00am-9.00pm. We also offer an email service and SMS Text messaging - 07725 909090
The service is free, confidential and non judgmental. They will not give advice but will give emotional support to anyone, young or old, who may be going through any sort of crisis (anxiety, depression, loneliness etc) or is suicidal.
Additionally we train and support prisoners to act as listeners for prisoners in crisis, and offers talks to schools and other organisations.
The Samaritans consists of unpaid volunteers. Each branch runs its own preparation classes for potential volunteers which may include role-playing (volunteer and caller) and time for discussion.
The South West Herts Branch covers: Watford, Borehamwood, Rickmansworth, Tring, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans area.
Please contact us or visit our website for further information.
Opening hours: Centre open: 10.00am-9.00pm most days.
Who is this service for?
We work with anyone who is in need of emotional support at a time of crisis.
How do I get referred?
We have limited formal referral arrangements – but callers may have been given our contact details by other agencies such as GPs, CPNs, Our service is publicised locally and nationally.
Registered charity number: 260598
The information provided by external organisations is for general guidance only. Hertfordshire County Council does not endorse or recommend any of the external organisations, services or information listed on this website. While Hertfordshire County Council aims to provide accurate and up to date information we cannot guarantee at any time that all the information is up to date and accurate. Hertfordshire County Council cannot accept liability for misleading or inaccurate information or omissions in information given to us by external information providers. Any images displayed on this page are subject to copyright legislation and must not be reproduced without the owner’s permission.