Samaritans of Stockport 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 Samaritans of Stockport

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

0161 432 1221 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Stockport Heaton Moor Centre Thornfield Road Stockport SK4 3LD

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Monday – Friday: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday: 3.00pm – 9.00pm

Please phone us in advance before you arrive

Don't forget, other nearby branches such as Manchester maybe open when we're not - see

(Our entrance is by the car park for the centre (i.e. near the back of the library, on Heaton Close))

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Access via ramp for all wheelchair users, and disabled toilet.

Samaritans of Stockport 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 Stockport Samaritans

Stockport Samaritans took its first call over 40 years ago. The service is needed as much today as it was all those years ago, as a listening ear for our local community, with ordinary people supporting those struggling to cope, round the clock, every single day of the year. 

From our base in Heaton Moor, we offer emotional support by person, by telephone, by email and by text. However, we proudly support the whole of Stockport, as well as Tameside and neighbouring areas. 

In 2017, our Stockport branch took over 24,000 calls for help.

There are about 25-30 suicides per year in Stockport. 


Volunteering at Stockport Samaritans

Everyone in our branch is a volunteer, and we are always looking for support locally. We have over 100 volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.

Being a volunteer can help change lives, and we are always looking for people to help provide this vital listening service. 

If you think you'd like to become a Samaritan, please register your interest in volunteering here.

Not everyone wants to be a listening volunteer, and there are so many other ways to support Stockport Samaritans, such as administration, fundraising, or helping to look after the building. There's something for everyone. 

Our outreach work in Stockport

Stockport Samaritans are actively involved with the Stockport Suicide Prevention Collaborative to help prevent suicide in our community.

We provide Samaritan awareness training to local schools, and support the Network Rail partnership, as well as speaking at various voluntary and community groups.  If you would like us to give a talk, we would always be interested - please get in touch

Raising funds for Stockport Samaritans

It costs around £25,000 per year to keep our branch operating, and letting us carry out our vital work. We strongly welcome any donations, however small or large, one off or regular.

Could you also raise money for us? If you have the energy or enthusiasm to organise a fundraising event on behalf of our branch, we would love to hear from you. It can be a great thing to do with friends or family. 

Samaritans of Stockport news

  • Announcing Our 40th Anniversary Celebration

    25th January 2019
    Come and join us to celebrate Stockport Samaritans '40 years of listening' anniversary! - Saturday 2nd March 7.30-11.30pm in the Waterside Suite at the Waterside Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, M20 5WZ - Live band and hot and cold buffet supper - There will be lots of cake! - Dress code, smart - Tickets £15, purchase at
  • Stockport Samaritans Mark Brew Monday 2019

    22nd January 2019
    Volunteers from the branch joined commuters at Stockport Station yesterday, for 'Brew Monday' - Samaritans take on 'Blue Monday.' During this national campaign, we gave out hundreds of tea bags and listening tips cards, encouraging passers-by to have a cuppa with someone who might be in need. Thank you to Network Rail and Virgin Trains for their support in this successful initiative.
  • Ash Hair Fundraise For Us!

    16th December 2018
    We're very grateful to the wonderful staff and customers at Ash Hair in Heaton Moor, who raised a fantastic £102.50 for us earlier this month. They had a day where they dressed up as famous people that inspired them - with Beyonce, Madonna and Michael Jackson being seen! Thank you so much!
  • Do Your Thing Choir At Handforth Dean

    16th December 2018
    Yesterday, the renowned Do Your Thing Choir sang uplifting songs in the Tesco/M&S foyer at the Handforth Dean Shopping Centre for us. Our volunteers collected funds from the public and we're delighted to say we raised £575.49 - a brilliant amount from generous Christmas shoppers that afternoon. We'd also like to thank the Do Your Thing Choir for singing so enthusiastically for us.