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 around 70-80 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 email our recruitment address at, or 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

  • Julian Wadden Raises £325 For Us

    4th July 2018
    It costs our branch around £10 every 2 hours to keep open - so we're delighted with Julian Wadden estate agents donation of £325, which was collected at the Heatons Summer Festival through their Road Name raffle game. Thank you to the staff involved at Julian Wadden who organised the event and for all who participated.
  • Raising Awareness Across Stockport's Medical Centres

    1st July 2018
    Our volunteers have been busy this heatwave distributing hundreds of Samaritans leaflets across the GP surgeries and medical centres of Stockport. This includes the main hospital at Stepping Hill and St Anne's Hospice. The purchase of these leaflets was funded by Stockport Lamplighters Rotary Club - we are very grateful for their support.
  • We're The Charity Partner For Manchester Fertility!

    22nd June 2018
    Manchester Fertility will help us over the next 12 months by raising money through organised fundraising events, whilst also raising awareness of our services. Jonathan Koslover, Joint Managing Director at Manchester Fertility said: “We are looking forward to supporting the excellent work of Samaritans who make such an important contribution in their field. Our employees’ choice of charity partners reflects our culture and commitment to broadening access to emotional wellbeing and support, breaking down taboos and opening up conversations about mental health. Through fundraising activity by our staff, we hope to make a positive impact.”
  • New Sign At The Heatons Sports Club

    13th June 2018
    We're thrilled with our new advertising sign at the Heatons Sports Club on Green Lane. This will help remind users and spectators at the club of our services - and it's great it's located so close to our base in Heaton Moor. Thank you Heaton Moor Sports Club!