Samaritans (Bury Branch) is part of Samaritans, a charity registered in England and Wales (219432) and in Scotland (SC040604) and incorporated in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee (757372)

Welcome to The Samaritans (Bury Branch)

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

0161 764 0055 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Bury 13 Knowsley Street Bury Lancashire BL9 0ST

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Monday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Wheelchair ramp and disabled toilet on ground floor. Wheelchair available.

Samaritans (Bury Branch) is part of Samaritans, a charity registered in England and Wales (219432) and in Scotland (SC040604) and incorporated in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee (757372)

About Bury Samaritans

Nestled in the heart of Knowsley Street facing Bury Town Hall, Bury Samaritans has been providing support to the people of Bury and the surrounding areas for almost 35 years. We mainly cover the following areas:

  • Prestwich
  • Radcliffe
  • Ramsbottom
  • Tottington
  • Whitefield

We offer support in person, over the phone and via text message and email.

Our Work in the Bury Community

A vital part of our work at Bury Samaritans is getting involved in the local community to spread the word, fundraise and deliver emotional support. We have an outreach team who regularly visit schools and other establishments to raise awareness of key mental health issues among children and young people.

Volunteering at Bury Samaritans

Everyone at the Bury branch is a volunteer and we are always on the look out for more volunteers to help us continue with our vital work! Our volunteering opportunities range from answering the phones, buying the biscuits and coffee to marketing and PR with the events team: no matter what your skills, hobbies and interests may be we welcome your contributions.

For more information on our volunteering opportunities why not come along to one of our information sessions to find out more about what we do? Our next information session is on the following date:

- Wednesday 14th March at 7:30 p.m.

For further information and/or to book a place please email: or call the recruitment line on: 07999 93 22 68.

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 and talk to you about the work Samaritans do.  Please email: for more information.

Custody Suite

Part of our service is providing emotional support to people held over the weekend in the Bury Custody Suite. We also recently launched 'Operation Lifesaver' with GMP, Bury Division, a vital partnership aimed to strengthen links between the police and the charity and support the most vulnerable people police come into contact with.

Local Action Saves Lives

Every 90 seconds someone in the UK or Ireland dies by suicide. We don't think this is right. We are calling on everyone who cares about preventing suicide to step up and ask for action in their communities by emailing their councillors. It is really easy: just enter your contact details on the Samaritans website and we will tell you who your councillor is and even provide suggested text



The Samaritans (Bury Branch) news

  • Create Better Mental Health in 2018!

    7th December 2017
    We all want to create a healthier and happier life for ourselves and those around us and the Creative Living Centre in Prestwich are here to help you achieve better mental health in 2018.
  • Bury Grammar Dress to Impress

    3rd December 2017
    We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the staff and students at Bury Grammar School who raised over a thousand pounds for Samaritans on their 'Dress-down' day in November. It would be impossible to dress-down our appreciation and thank you so much to everyone who donated!
  • Small Talk Saves Lives!

    26th November 2017
    Did you know that a little small talk is all that it takes to interrupt someone's suicidal thoughts?