Samaritans Ballymena recognise that talking can be a great relief and this is why they offer to be there to listen 24hrs 7 days a week.

Samaritans say;

“Listening without being judgmental, without telling someone that they shouldn’t feel like that which only demeans their feelings and will stop them talking, is what Samaritans do.  Samaritans don’t offer advice but will support you to find your way forward your way no matter how long you need us, the support will always be there.”

Samaritans Ballymena branch currently have approximately 65 active “listening” volunteers.  However there are a number of ways you can offer support without becoming a “listening” volunteer.  For more information about the work of Samaritans or about volunteering please contact your local Ballymena branch on 028 2565 0000 between 7.30pm and 10.00pm daily or e-mail  or visit the website


Samaritans Ballymena have been invited to talk to various community or church groups and schools in the Ballymena branch catchment area which includes Antrim, Ballyclare, Larne, Magherafelt, Portglenone, Randalstown, Templepatrick, The Glens and the surrounding rural community.

Not only can Samaritans speakers tell you about the service we offer, but the talks can be tailored to the age and experience of the audience and can cover subjects like stress, depression, body image issues and self harm.  So, if you would like someone from the branch to discuss the work of Samaritans with your school, college, church or community group either contact the branch on 028 2565 0000 between 7.30pm and 10.00pm daily or e-mail and a volunteer will be in touch to make