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 www.samaritans.org/branches/manchester-and-salford-samaritans

(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 2016, our Stockport branch took over 27,000 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. Why not pop along to an information session to learn more about what we do, and ways you could help? Our next info sessions are at the centre on:

  • TBC Spring/Summer 2018 - please register your interest and we'll be the first to let you know the dates

To book a place, please email our recruitment address at stockportsamaritans@outlook.com, 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

  • Watch Our New Video...

    16th April 2018
    We're excited to now be on YouTube with a short video explaining more about the vital work we carry out in Stockport and Tameside, and how our branch runs. Thanks to Julian Wadden estate agents for arranging to speak to one of our volunteers. Watch the video in the 'About Stockport Samaritans' section above.
  • Get Behind Our Small Talk Saves Lives Campaign

    12th April 2018
    Did you know a little small talk can be all it takes to interrupt someone’s suicidal thoughts? We’ve launched Small Talk Saves Lives with Network Rail, British Transport Police and the wider rail industry to give people the confidence to help prevent suicide on the railways and beyond. It’s built on a simple ask: that if you think somebody might need help, trust your instincts and strike up a conversation. You could help save a life. Find out more about Small Talk Saves Lives on the main Samaritans website
  • Quiz Success

    6th March 2018
    Thank you to everyone who came to our Quiz Night. We raised an incredible £659! Thanks too to all those who donated raffle prizes. There was great feedback from those who attended, and we look forward to holding future fundraising nights at the West Heaton Bowling, Tennis and Squash club.
  • Thank You Stockport Lamplighters

    6th March 2018
    Thank you to the Stockport Rotary Club - the Stockport Lamplighters - for the recent very generous donation to us. This will help us distribute vital publicity materials at local sites such as Stepping Hill Hospital. We really appreciate you thinking of Stockport Samaritans.