9, King Edward Street
Macclesfield Cheshire SK10 1AQ
How we can help
Unfortunately our face to face service is temporarily suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak. In the meantime, we are still here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through our telephone and email services. Please call for emotional support FREE on 116 123 or email [email protected]
Whatever you're going through, we will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Every six seconds, we respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. Call for FREE on 116 123 or email [email protected]
We work with HMP Styal where we train and support prisoners to become Listeners as part of our national prisons programme.
We regularly visit local primary and secondary schools to talk about the vital importance of keeping emotionally healthy.
Samaritans of Macclesfield & District has been offering emotional support to people in the local community since 1963.
Today we have a team of 90 volunteers who take around 16,500 phone calls and over 5,600 emails & texts a year, and as well as offering a listening service to anyone having a difficult time or struggling to cope, we are actively involved in the wider community.
Through our outreach work we:
- have established relationships with a number of schools in the local community to support emotional health education. Through assembly talks and classroom workshops we reach over 2,250 young people in schools each year.
- support the Listener Scheme - a peer support system - in HMP Styal. Listeners save lives and reduce self-harm in prisons.
- work with Macclesfield railway station. We regularly hold awareness events (such as Brew Monday) at the station and via our partnership with Network Rail we work together with railway staff to reduce suicide on the railways.
We also support local events such as the Macclesfield Half Marathon and Macclesfield Pride.
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