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:

  • Monday 27th February 2017 @ 7.00 - 9.00pm 

  • Thursday 11th May 2017 @ 7.00 - 9.00pm 

  • Monday 11th September 2017 @ 7.00 - 9.00pm 

  • Thursday 16th November 2017 @ 7.00 - 9.00pm 

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

  • Stockport Samaritans at Stockport Rugby Club

    18th September 2017
    We're delighted to show off our new advertising board at Stockport Rugby Club. In an effort to raise awareness of our services, especially amongst men, we visited the ground in Bramhall at the weekend and met key contacts in the club. We hope to work further with them and the local rugby community. Thank you Stockport Rugby Club!
  • We're Marking World Suicide Prevention Day At Ashton United FC

    10th September 2017
    Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. We'll be marking this important day at a candleight vigil, held at Ashton United Football Club. The vigil, organised by the Anthony Seddon Trust, will start at around 6.30pm this evening.
  • Stockport Samaritans at Handforth Rail Station Today

    8th September 2017
    Our volunteers will be at Handforth train station tonight, between approx 5.00 - 7.30pm, after the tragic events yesterday when a teenager was hit by a train there. We'll be at Handforth to remind people of our services, and we encourage anyone in distress to speak to our volunteers at the station, to call 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org anytime.
  • Stockport Samaritans at Manchester Pride 2017

    27th August 2017
    Volunteers from Stockport joined other Samaritans from over 10 branches across the North West at the Manchester Pride parade yesterday. Holding 'For Once I Could Be Myself' placards, we raised awareness of Samaritans services for anyone in distress across the LGBT community, with volunteers travelling from as far as Blackpool and Barrow in Furness to join in the annual parade.