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)

Hello from 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 over 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

For more information on our volunteering opportunities, click 'Volunteer With This Branch' on the right-hand side of this page and read more about what we do, what it's like to be a volunteer and how to apply. 


Alternatively, if you would like an informal discussion before you apply or have a specific query about Bury branch, please email: or call the recruitment line on: 07999 93 22 68.

Current Vacancies

We are currently looking to recruit a fundraising volunteer- as part of our fundraising activities we have collection tins in pubs, shops and other venues and we need a volunteer to develop this activity and to arrange collection of these tins on a regular basis. If you are interested please click on 'volunteer at this branch' on the right-hand side of this page. 

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

  • Bury Sam Darran Parties with the Prince!

    28th May 2018
    On Tuesday 22 May, Bury Samaritan Darran Latham joined 38 other Samaritans volunteers at Buckingham Palace to celebrate HRH The Prince of Wales's 70th birthday!
  • Rain(bow) on my Parade!

    9th April 2018
    Bury Samaritans were proud to be a part of Bury's second annual Pride event on Saturday, 7 April, 2018.
  • Give as You Shop with Amazon Smile!

    25th March 2018
    Amazon have launched a fantastic new version of their website called 'Amazon Smile' that enables shoppers to donate 0.5% of the net purchase to a charity of their choice!
  • Ceilidh 2018!

    3rd March 2018
    Our Ceilidh was a roaring success on Saturday the 3rd of March and with over 65 dancers we managed to raise over £500! Thanks to all who joined in and please do help us to dance the night away again next year!