Rochdale, Oldham and District Samaritans

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

0330 094 5717 local call charges apply

5 Caton Street
Greater Manchester OL16 1QJ

Where we work


How we can help

Prisons outreach
Listening service
3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
noon – 9 p.m.
9 a.m. – noon
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

The Rochdale, Oldham and District branch of Samaritans began in March 1967 and has been supporting people throughout the area and beyond ever since.


As well as being available by phone or text, we also have a face-to-face room where you are most welcome to come in and talk to us about how you're feeling and what might be troubling you.

We're all volunteers here and we really want to do our best to be there for people who are struggling emotionally and need a listening ear.

Last year we spent 10, 828 hours answering 7,325 calls and 2,740 SMSs in our branch! We always need volunteers, both listening and support, so if you are thinking about volunteering with us, please follow the link below and you'll find lots of information and guidance as to what to do next.

We, as volunteers, have to rely on our own fundraising activities as well as donations to keep our branch open and running. Why not think about us when you're doing your next fundraising event? Or maybe you'd prefer to make a one-off or a monthly donation? We would really appreciate it and you would be helping to support our callers who need to talk to us. Please follow the link below. Or maybe it's easier to make a simple one-off donation by text!

Text RODSAMS to 70085

Texts cost donation plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to donate but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text RODSAMSNOINFO to 70085.

You can choose how much you would like to donate by adding the amount after RODSAMS. For example, if you wished to donate £5, you could do so by texting RODSAMS 5 to 70085. You can select any whole amount between £1 and £20.

Thank you for your support!

Our privacy statement

At Samaritans, privacy is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information that we hold. Read our privacy statement here.

Rochdale, Oldham and District Samaritans is part of Samaritans, a charity registered in England and Wales (219432) and in Scotland (SC040604) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales (757372)