About Manchester Samaritans
Our branch has been providing support to people in our local area and beyond since 1962.
We offer emotional support in person, by telephone, by email and by text and on average our branch helps over 42,000 people each year going through a tough time.
Our work in Manchester
A really important part of Samaritans work is to reach out to people in the community and work with other organisations to raise awareness of what we do and offer support to as many people as we can.
We have an outreach team who work with, for example local schools. We love giving talks to anyone who invites us, so we can spread the word.
Volunteering in our Branch
Everyone in the Branch is a volunteer from Sue our Director to our part time fundraisers. We have over 148 volunteers. Although Samaritans is best known jfor its listening volunteers who answer the telephones, there are so many other ways in which you can help us. We have roles in administration, fundraising, IT support and building maintenance for example.
If you would like to volunteer you can click on the volunteer at this branch button or call our recruitment line.
Raising funds for our branch can be fun!
There are so many ways you can raise money for our branch!
Each year our branch receives over 42,000 calls for support. We need your support to help us to make sure we can be there for anyone who needs us.
There are so many ways in which you can help us; no contribution is too small to make a big difference. Did you know you can TEXT HERE24 £5 or HERE24 £3 to 70070.
Our Work in HMP Manchester (Strangeways) and HMP Forrest Bank
Manchester Branch supports prisoners at both HMP Manchester (Strangeways) and HMP Forrest Bank through Listener Schemes. The Listener Scheme is a peer support scheme whereby we select, train and support prisoners to offer confidential emotional support to their fellow inmates. Read More
Our Branch Working With The Media
Samaritans in Manchester and Salford provide crucial support for many people. And it is important everybody knows this support is there whenever needed. Our branch is working hard to reach as many people as we can. This work has included a monthly article in Manchester Evening News. Read more
Would you like one of our Speakers team to come and talk to you?
If you are a teacher at a school, or a member of a club or society we would be delighted to come along and talk to you about the work Samaritans do.