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

  • Stockport Volunteers At The Big Stockport 10K

    17th September 2018
    Yesterday our volunteers joined the many hundreds of runners at the Big Stockport 10k 2018, where we had a stall in St Petersgate to raise awareness. We'd like to thank Life Leisure Stockport and Imagine FM for their support with this. Well done to all those who took part!
  • Stockport Samaritans Annual General Meeting 2018

    13th September 2018
    Yesterday, we held our Annual Branch Meeting at our branch in Heaton Moor. The Mayor of Stockport, Walter Brett, joined volunteers past and present, to come together and celebrate our achievements over the last year. We were also joined by two local speakers, Chris Platt, who works with SPARC and his 'A Man About A Dog' set up, and Linda Barnes, founder of 'Bridge The Gap.' They both gave extremely moving, but also inspirational talks. We were honoured to have them, and thank them so much for coming to our ABM. A really worthwhile night.
  • Volunteers Mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

    10th September 2018
    Today is World Suicide Prevention Day 2018. Stockport Samaritan volunteers have been at a series of events to mark the day: yesterday we were at the Bracondale Well Being and Fun Day, today we'll be at the Manchester College in Northenden, and of course we'll be taking calls and emails 24/7, like we always do. On top of this, our awareness raising adverts remain on buses throughout Stockport this September.
  • Stockport Samaritans Gets On The Buses!

    5th September 2018
    During the month of September, Stagecoach buses throughout Stockport and surrounding areas will carry adverts for the Samaritans on. We hope this will raise awareness for our services at what can be a difficult time for many, as schools, colleges and universities go back and people's routines change. We would strongly encourage anyone to talk to us if they are struggling.