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Samaritans

Freephone 116 123, 24 hours a day

Samaritans

If you're having a difficult time, struggling with everyday life, or worried about someone else, the Samaritans can help you.

Key information

Opening hours: phoneline

Samaritans' phone support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 116 123

Bournemouth drop-in centre

The Bournemouth drop-in centre is open 9am-9pm and is located at 1 Durrant Road, BH2 6LE
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Confidential, non-judgemental emotional support

The Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgemental, emotional support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. You can call the Samaritans free anytime on 116 123 or, if you are worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email jo@samaritans.org.

Here at Bournemouth University, we have a designated link Samaritan who works closely with us to consider how best to support you and your wellbeing while studying at BU. 


The Bournemouth drop-in centre, open 9am to 9pm every day

Samaritans - drop in centre Bournemouth

The Samaritans drop-in centre is located in Bournemouth ​at 1 Durrant Road, BH2 6LE.

It's approximately a 10-minute walk from Bournemouth Square: walk up Richmond Hill, turn left onto St Stephen's Road and take the second right onto Durrant Road. The Samaritans drop-in centre is towards the end of Durrant Road, near the A338.