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:

  • Wednesday 21st February 2018 - 7-8.30pm

  • Thursday 15th March 2018 - 7-8.30pm

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're in the latest Moor Mag

    16th February 2018
    Look out for our article in the latest Moor Mag, as part of the #SmallTalkSavesLives campaign. The popular magazine, distributed to homes and businesses across the Heaton Moor area, gives us great publicity - whether readers are looking to volunteer with us, donate to us, or for those in need of our emotional support services. Thank you to the Moor Mag for this piece.
  • Aimteq Raises Money For Stockport Samaritans

    7th January 2018
    We are very grateful to local engineering company, Aimteq, for raising money for us in their Christmas raffle. We appreciate and encourage any fundraising that's possible from your workplace, so why not think of us next time your company raises money for charity. Thank you Aimteq!
  • We're in this weeks Stockport Express Newspaper

    7th January 2018
    Read all about how Stockport got behind the Samaritans this festive period, when famous landmarks such as the new Redrock development turned green to remind people how we're always available to speak to. Thank you Katherine Bainbridge and all at the Stockport Express for getting the article published.