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:

  • **2018 Dates TBC - we welcome interest in advance though**

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

  • We'll be at Stockport Station for #SmallTalkSavesLives

    17th November 2017
    Volunteers from Stockport Samaritans will be at Stockport train station on Thursday 23rd November, between around 7-9.30am, giving out handouts as part of the #SmallTalkSavesLives campaign - where we encourage people to stop and talk to anybody who looks vulnerable. Look out for us at the station, and say hello!
  • Stockport Samaritans at Stockport College

    1st November 2017
    We were at the Stockport College volunteering fair yesterday. We enjoyed speaking to staff and students about what it's like to volunteer at Stockport Samaritans. Thank you Stockport College!
  • Vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund Now!

    31st October 2017
    You have 20 days left to vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund - please help us by simply clicking on the below link and voting. If we win, we'll received much needed money to keep us going, and help our callers. Link to vote: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-642
  • Stockport Wellbeing Fair 2017

    23rd October 2017
    We’ve been at Stockport’s Wellbeing Fair today. Marking the beginning of Great Britain Health and Wellbeing Week 2017, the fair in Stockport’s Town Hall gave us an opportunity to raise the profile of emotional health to the people of Stockport, and showcase our services to those in need.