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 fundraising with our events team within the local community and we welcome your contributions whatever your skills, hobbies or interests may be.

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:

- Sunday 14th January, 2018 at 1:30 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

  • Goodnight Mr Tom!

    13th November 2017
    Thank you so much to the Summerseat Players and director David Wood for a brilliant rendition of 'Goodnight Mr Tom' on Friday 10th November!
  • Manchester Pride 2017

    31st August 2017
    Bury Samaritans joined Manchester Pride's Big Weekend Parade on Saturday the 26th of August with 50 other North West Samaritans.
  • World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

    31st August 2017
    To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday the 10th of September we will be holding a 'Tea and Talk' event at the branch to raise awareness of suicide prevention and celebrate the lives of people who have lost their lives to suicide.
  • Morecambe Bay Walk

    22nd July 2017
    4 Bury Samaritans are doing the Morecambe Bay walk on the 19th of August along with over 50 volunteers from branches across the North West.