Central London Samaritans (CLS) is the founding branch of the national, volunteer-led, helpline charity started by the Reverend Chad Varah in 1953. Chad's aim was to ensure that anyone who was distressed and experiencing suicidal feelings had somewhere to turn. Since then we have been offering emotional support to the people of London round the clock, every single day of the year.
Our volunteers dedicate around 80,000 hours per year, listening to and supporting people who are struggling to cope.
Your support will help us to provide a safe place for people to talk to us about whatever is troubling them.