Samaritans of Stockport news

  • Ash Hair Fundraise For Us!

    16th December 2018
    We're very grateful to the wonderful staff and customers at Ash Hair in Heaton Moor, who raised a fantastic £102.50 for us earlier this month. They had a day where they dressed up as famous people that inspired them - with Beyonce, Madonna and Michael Jackson being seen! Thank you so much!
  • Do Your Thing Choir At Handforth Dean

    16th December 2018
    Yesterday, the renowned Do Your Thing Choir sang uplifting songs in the Tesco/M&S foyer at the Handforth Dean Shopping Centre for us. Our volunteers collected funds from the public and we're delighted to say we raised £575.49 - a brilliant amount from generous Christmas shoppers that afternoon. We'd also like to thank the Do Your Thing Choir for singing so enthusiastically for us.
  • Successful Fundraising Walk

    27th November 2018
    Congratulations to our new director Tracey, who has already been busy fundraising for us. Her and a friend walked all along the Ramsbottom Trail, raising almost nearly £700 for Stockport Samaritans! Thank you to all those who donated, including many people who spotted them walking on the day itself. Great work guys!
  • Incredible Response To Our Collection At Morrisons

    20th November 2018
    Last Thursday 15th November, Stockport Samaritan volunteers were at Cheadle Heath Morrisons collecting money to keep our branch running. We were truly overwhelmed by the amount raised (£716.02), and the many kind words of support we received. Thank you very much to all those Morrisons shoppers who contributed!
  • We're In The 2019 Co-op Community Fund

    15th November 2018
    We're delighted to say that Stockport Samaritans have been chosen as one of the Co-op's causes in their community fund. For the next 12 months, Co-op members can choose us as their cause, with 1% of what they spend at Co-op going towards charitable projects and organisations like us. So, please join the Co-op membership scheme, choose us as your cause, and spread the word!
  • Stockport Volunteers Spread The Small Talk Saves Lives Message

    7th November 2018
    Volunteers from Stockport Samaritans joined commuters at Stockport station yesterday to mark Small Talk Saves Lives. This campaign encourages people to trust their instincts and start a conversation wuth anyone who you think might need help. You could help save a life.
  • Our Fundraising Quiz Is Back!

    7th November 2018
    Back by popular demand! Our hugely popular fundraising quiz will be held at the West Heaton Bowling, Tennis and Squash Club. Kicking off around 7.45pm on Saturday 1st December, tickets are £5 per person (max 6 per team), with entry available at .Please come and support our work whilst putting your brains to the test!
  • Stockport Samaritans Marks World Mental Health Day 2018

    11th October 2018
    Yesterday was World Mental Health Day 2018, and volunteers from our branch of Samaritans were busy at The Big Celebration, at Edgeley Park. We joined forces with other local organisations there such as SPARC to showcase services available to those suffering with mental health problems. Thanks to NHS Pennine Care for organising the day.
  • SK8 Cafe In Cheadle Hulme Donate To Us

    3rd October 2018
    We're thrilled to announce that Stockport Samaritans got the most votes in SK8 Cafe's September community fund, which means we've recieved £100 to go towards the running of our branch. We're very grateful to all the cafe goers who voted for us and to SK8 itself for donating the money.
  • We're Charity Of The Year For Acacia Homecare!

    24th September 2018
    We're thrilled to announce, that Acacia Homecare, a care organisation based in Heaton Moor, have chosen us as their charity of the year. We look forward to working with them throughout the year, and their support will be much appreciated. If your business is choosing a charity to support, please do consider us.
  • 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.
  • Manchester Pride Parade 2018

    3rd September 2018
    Volunteers from Stockport Samaritans joined others from across the Northwest at the famous Manchester Pride Parade recently. Holding 'For Once I Could Be Myself' placards, we proudly marched through Manchester city centre to raise awarenss of the Samaritans to the huge crowds. A great day.
  • Vote For Us In The SK Eight Cafe Community Fund

    3rd September 2018
    Each month SK Eight in Cheadle Hulme, donates £100 to a local community group or project, as chosen by their customers.Three good causes are showcased and their customers vote for their favourite. The cause with the most votes receives £100. This September, we're up for nomination, so please vote for us and help us continue our vital work.
  • We've Been At Stockport's Emergency Services Day

    24th August 2018
    Yesterday our volunteers attended Stockport's annual Emergency Service Day in St Peter's Square - where we showcased what we can offer alongside other local organisations, and of course the emergency services themselves. We also made great links with representatives from Morrisons supermarket.
  • Stockport Volunteers Support Stockport Pride

    1st August 2018
    Our volunteers attented another successful and busy Stockport Pride on Sunday 29th July. It was a great way to reach our community, and we'd like to say thank you to everyone who stopped to speak to us. We’ll be back next year, and we'll also be at Manchester Pride later on this Summer!
  • Carnival Time For Stockport Volunteers!

    24th July 2018
    On Saturday 21st July, our volunteers were at Stockport Carnival, in Woodbank park, with our own stall to raise awareness of services across the Stockport community.
  • We've Been At Stockport Station For The Big Listen 2018

    24th July 2018
    This morning our volunteers have been at Stockport Station for The Big Listen, the Samaritans annual awareness day, where we haneded out SHUSH listening tips to the commuters of Stockport. We are getting people listening this summer and showing how really listening to another person can be the first step to saving a life. Thank you to Network Rail and Virgin Trains in supporting our work today.
  • Julian Wadden Raises £325 For Us

    4th July 2018
    It costs our branch around £10 every 2 hours to keep open - so we're delighted with Julian Wadden estate agents donation of £325, which was collected at the Heatons Summer Festival through their Road Name raffle game. Thank you to the staff involved at Julian Wadden who organised the event and for all who participated.
  • Raising Awareness Across Stockport's Medical Centres

    1st July 2018
    Our volunteers have been busy this heatwave distributing hundreds of Samaritans leaflets across the GP surgeries and medical centres of Stockport. This includes the main hospital at Stepping Hill and St Anne's Hospice. The purchase of these leaflets was funded by Stockport Lamplighters Rotary Club - we are very grateful for their support.
  • We're The Charity Partner For Manchester Fertility!

    22nd June 2018
    Manchester Fertility will help us over the next 12 months by raising money through organised fundraising events, whilst also raising awareness of our services. Jonathan Koslover, Joint Managing Director at Manchester Fertility said: “We are looking forward to supporting the excellent work of Samaritans who make such an important contribution in their field. Our employees’ choice of charity partners reflects our culture and commitment to broadening access to emotional wellbeing and support, breaking down taboos and opening up conversations about mental health. Through fundraising activity by our staff, we hope to make a positive impact.”
  • New Sign At The Heatons Sports Club

    13th June 2018
    We're thrilled with our new advertising sign at the Heatons Sports Club on Green Lane. This will help remind users and spectators at the club of our services - and it's great it's located so close to our base in Heaton Moor. Thank you Heaton Moor Sports Club!
  • Listen Out For Us On The Radio

    4th June 2018
    Our volunteer director, Sam, went into Stockport's Pure FM radio studio last week, to tell listeners all about Stockport Samaritans, and how we're always looking out for new volunteers. Thank you for having us Pure FM!
  • Volunteers' Week At Stockport Samaritans

    Volunteers' Week At Stockport Samaritans
    2nd June 2018
    Everyone at Stockport Samaritans is a volunteer, and for this year's Volunteers Week, we want to recognise the huge effort our team of volunteers make at our branch. Volunteering at our branch is done by people from all ages and walks of life from Stockport, and we are lucky to have such a dedicated team of volunteers who get up at all times of the day and night to be there for those in distress. Thank you guys!
  • Manchester Attack - One Year On

    23rd May 2018
    Stockport volunteers joined other Samaritans from around the Northwest in Manchester city centre yesterday, for the one year anniversary of the Manchester attack. We provided support to the general public during this hugely emotional day. Stockport Samaritans encourage anyone who is finding it difficult to cope in the aftermath of the attack, to reach out for help, and talk to us.
  • Heaton Norris Community Fair

    14th May 2018
    On Saturday 12th May, our volunteers were at Heaton Norris Community Fair, to promote awareness of Stockport Samaritans and our services in the local community. Thank you Heaton Norris for having us!
  • Marking Mental Health Awareness Week At The Manchester College

    14th May 2018
    Volunteers from Stockport Samaritans are at the Northenden Campus of The Manchester College this week, giving presentations on emotional health to students. As the exam season begins, and the annual Mental Health Awareness Week starts, Samaritans is calling on parents, teachers, students and employers to put wellbeing ahead of grades this exam season.
  • Local Artist Raises Money For Stockport Samaritans

    2nd May 2018
    Local artist and writer, Chris Hague, has produced a book 'Marple Through The Alphabet' with all profits going to local charities, including Stockport Samaritans. You can find out more about the publication at Thank you Chris!
  • Our Volunteers Are Walking Across Morecambe Bay

    25th April 2018
    On Sunday 6th May volunteers from Stockport Samaritans will be joining others from around the North West as they walk across the infamous Morecambe Bay. The gruelling 10 mile walk, led by a Royal guide, will help raise vital money for our branch and others across the region.
  • 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.
  • We're At Kingsway School This Week

    6th March 2018
    We're at Kingsway School, Cheadle, later this week to give presentations on emotional health. Our volunteers are looking forward to being there and speaking to the staff and students. If you'd like us to give a talk at your school or organisation, please get in touch with us.
  • 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.
  • Announcing our Fundraising Quiz!

    7th January 2018
    Save the 17th February (8-11pm) for our fundraising quiz, at West Heaton Bowling, Tennis and Squash Club, Princes Road. With lots of prizes (kindly donated by local businesses), and a raffle, this general knowledge quiz promises to be an exciting evening, and is open to all (teams of 4-6). Book your tickets now at !
  • Redrock Goes Green!

    20th December 2017
    A number of iconic landmarks are being lit up in green on December 22nd, including Stockport’s new cinema and leisure destination, Redrock, as well as St Peters Square, Stockport Exchange and the Coop Pyramid. This is to remind people that Samaritans are there to support people 24/7 throughout the festive period. More than 11,000 volunteers across the UK and Ireland will be working shifts for the charity to ensure our helpline is open round the clock, even on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
  • Stockport College Festive Fair

    17th December 2017
    We were at the Stockport College Festive Fair on Wednesday 13th December. We enjoyed speaking to staff and students about what we do. Thank you for having us at Stockport College!
  • Thank You To Woodbank Office Solutions

    17th December 2017
    Local business Woodbank Office Solutions kindly raised money for Stockport Samaritans by holding a Christmas Jumper Day recently. We are very appreciative of their donation. Could your business do something similar perhaps? We welcome any fundraising.
  • Stockport Samaritans at St Marys Church, Cheadle

    30th November 2017
    We went to St Marys Church, Cheadle, recently, and gave a talk about what we do. We had a great time, and very generously, we were given a donation. We'd like to thank the ladies of the church for this and for having us.
  • We'll be at Stockport Station for #SmallTalkSavesLives

    17th November 2017
    Volunteers from Stockport Samaritans will be at Stockport train station on Thursday 7th December, 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! **Update - we had a really successful morning and we'd also like to thank the rail users who even gave us donations - your contributions really make a difference**
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Wonder what it's like to be a volunteer? Read the latest Moor Magazine

    24th September 2017
    Heaton Moors dedicated magazine 'The Moor Mag' is running a 'Day in the Life' feature on one of our volunteers, in its latest issue. You may have also spotted awareness ads in previous Moor Mag editions. If you have a publication where you think we could also advertise our vital service, please let us know.
  • 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 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.
  • We'll be at Bramhall Station This Bank Holiday Monday

    27th August 2017
    To mark the one year anniversary of the tragic death of schoolboy Lee Ridgway, we'll be at Bramhall train station for part of the afternoon tomorrow (August 28th). Stockport Samaritan volunteers will be at Bramhall to remind people of the Samaritans emotional support service, and we would encourage in distress to speak to our volunteers, call 116 123, or email anytime.
  • Stockport Samaritans - Front Page Of The Stockport Express!

    21st August 2017
    We were thrilled to be mentioned on the front page of this weeks Stockport Express newspaper. The article, which talked about our month of outreach activities, the Town Hall being lit in green and the Samaritan SHUSH listening tips, followed on page 5. Copies of the newspaper are available until tomorrow to purchase around Stockport. We were also featured in the 8th August edition of the Manchester Evening News. Thank you to Katherine Bainbridge and all the M.E.N for their help in getting the piece published.
  • Stockport Town Hall Turns Green For Samaritans

    25th July 2017
    On the night of the 24.7.17, Stockport Town Hall was lit in green, to show how Samaritans are available 24/7, round the clock, every day, to anyone in distress. This was the culmination of a series of events in July, known as #TalkToUs and #TheBigListen, where Samaritans raise awareness of our vital services. Thank you so much to Cllr Tom McGee and all at Stockport Council for arranging.
  • We'll be joining Samaritans at Manchester Pride!

    13th July 2017
    Our volunteers from Stockport Samaritans will be taking part in the Manchester Pride Parade on Saturday August 26th 2017. We'll be joining other volunteers from other North West branches to walk the route, showing our support and to raise awareness amongst the LGBT community of Greater Manchester. Look out for us in our green T-shirts and give us a cheer!
  • We'll be at Stockport Pride 2017!

    10th July 2017
    We're thrilled to be part of Stockport's first ever Pride event on Sunday 30th July 2017. Our volunteers will be there at a stall, alongside other local organisations, to show our support and raise awareness of our services to the LGBT+ community of Stockport. If you see us there, please come and talk to us!
  • Stockport Samaritans at Stockport Carnival 2017!

    9th July 2017
    We're pleased to announce we'll have a stall at Stockport Carnival on Saturday 22nd July 2017. Our volunteers will be there to raise awareness of Samaritans, so if you see us there, please come and talk to us!
  • Mates In Mind: Let's Get Construction Talking

    7th July 2017
    As part of the Mates In Mind initiative, which aims to improve and promote positive mental health in construction, one of our volunteers spoke with workers from Fluor, a global construction and engineering company this week. The talk, which took place at the A J Bell stadium in Eccles, received a great response, raising awareness of Samaritans, as well as the importance of listening and talking about our feelings. Currently, construction workers are more likely to die from suicide, than falls.
  • Stockport Samaritans at Ashton-Under-Lyne Rugby Club

    19th June 2017
    We're pleased to announce we've got a new banner up at the grounds of Ashton Under Lyne RFC in Gambrel Bank. We're very grateful to the club for letting us have our sign up there, and believe this will help raise awareness of our vital services in the Ashton area. If you have space for a sign or banner in your grounds or facility, and it's in the Stockport or Tameside area, please do let us know.
  • Martyn Hett Vigil

    26th May 2017
    Volunteers from our branch will be at the vigil for Martyn Hett, a victim of the Manchester attack, on Sunday 28th May in Heaton Moor Park. Martyn Hett was an extremely popular and well loved member of the Stockport community, and his loss touches so many people. We will be there to offer our support, and we would urge anyone who is distressed and needs to talk, to contact us at anytime. You can call us on 116 123, or email
  • Manchester 10k - Can you sponser Mark?

    26th May 2017
    One of our volunteers, Mark, is kindly running the Manchester 10k this Sunday, and raising money for our branch at the same time. We would be hugely grateful for any donations you could give, and encourage you to sponsor Mark on his donation page (click on this articles title to see the link)
  • Manchester Attack

    24th May 2017
    We would like to remind anyone affected by the horrific Manchester Arena bombing, that if you need to talk, we are here for you. Volunteers from Stockport branch attended the vigil in Albert Square yesterday evening, as well as joining those from other nearby branches at Piccadilly station this morning, to offer our support, and remind people of our services. You can also call us on 116 123, visit us in branch or send an email to
  • Stockport Samaritans supports Mental Health Awareness Week

    8th May 2017
    Stockport Samaritans are supporting the 2017 Mental Health Awareness Week, and this years theme is 'Survive and Thrive.' To coincide with this, the poet, campaigner and astronaut Hussain Manawer is releasing his debut EP of poetry, ‘Am I Going Too Deep?’, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Samaritans. Please spread the word about this important campaign.
  • Stockport Samaritans at Hyde United

    26th April 2017
    We we thrilled to visit Ewen Fields yesterday, home of Hyde United Football Club, where we now have a #TalkToUs hoarding on display, to raise awareness of our services across Hyde and the Tameside area. We discussed building a partnership between us and the club, its supporters, members and students. Thank you to Pete Ainger, Community General Manager at the club, for his time and support to our cause.
  • You can now raise money for us by shopping online via Easyfundraising

    12th April 2017
    Every time you buy something online, from nearly any big retailer, including Amazon, John Lewis or Ebay, Stockport Samaritans can get a percentage back of your purchases. It’s so easy – all you need to do is sign up at, select us as your cause, and then click on their site first before you go onto your retailer (full instructions on the site). Please spread the word to friends and family etc!
  • Could you run the Stockport 10k for us?

    29th March 2017
    Entries are now open for the Stockport 10k on the 17th September 2017, and we would love if anyone participating could raise money for us. You can easily set up an online donation page on the BT donate website, just select Stockport Samaritans as your charity. We may even be able to provide a branded running vest. Why not also consider the Manchester 10k, Salford 10k, Manchester Great Run Marathon, Stockport Half Marathon or any other event? Thanks!
  • Charity Abseil for Stockport Samaritans

    27th March 2017
    On a very sunny Saturday 25th March, the Mayor and his colleagues kindly organised a charity abseil down Stopford House in Stockport town centre, in aid of us and St Ann's hospice. Many people took part, including local councillors, and we are hugely grateful to those who braved this challenge!
  • Could you be our Fundraising Support Volunteer?

    17th February 2017
    If you'd rather help us by fundraising than as a listening volunteer on the phone, we would also love to hear from you! We're looking for a support volunteer to coordinate our fundraising activities, whether that's organising tin collections in supermarkets or applying for grants to local trusts. The role is perfect for those who perhaps can't commit to the same regular time each week, and could fit around around your lifestyle. So if you want to make a real difference to Stockport Samaritans, make new friends and develop fundraising skills, please click the 'Volunteer Here' button on this site to apply
  • Coffee and Cake Fundraising Brunch

    13th February 2017
    Enjoy some cake whilst supporting us! On Saturday 4th March, they'll be a Tea, Coffee, Cakes and Sweet Event at St Barnabus' Church, Bredbury (SK6 2DA) at 11am - 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, and all monies raised will be distributed between us and St Ann's Hospice. Thank you to the Mayor of Stockport, Cllr Chris Gordon in advance for holding this.
  • Brew Monday is Today - An Update

    16th January 2017
    Today is 'Brew Monday' - the Samaritans response to Blue Monday. We had a great time at Stockport station, giving out over 500 tea bags during the morning rush hour to highlight the day. Thanks to Network Rail and Virgin Trains for helping us be there. Read our earlier news story for more details about 'Brew Monday.'
  • Forget Blue Monday...we'll be marking 'Brew Monday' at Stockport Station

    6th January 2017
    Stockport Samaritans is saying forget Blue Monday - ignore the hype and trivialisation of mental health issues, and celebrate ‘Brew Monday' instead. Volunteers from the branch will be on hand at Stockport Train Station on the 16th January brewing up a treat for commuters, handing out specially produced Samaritans tea bags, with support from Network Rail and the wider rail industry, who help Samaritans raise awareness of its services and recruit volunteers.
  • Stockport's Co-op Bank Pyramid Turns Green For The Samaritans

    20th December 2016
    We're delighted that the Co-op Bank Pyramid building by the M60 motorway has been lit green this week. Sam Walters, the Stockport Samaritans Director said: "Lighting up this iconic building is a visual reminder to people across Stockport that around the country Samaritans volunteers are available any time, day or night, including all over the holidays, for anyone who is finding life difficult or needs someone to talk to.” A spokesperson for the Co-op Bank said: “We’re glad we can do something to raise awareness of where people can turn to should they find themselves needing help, at what can be the hardest time of year for many.”
  • Stockport Samaritans on Pure Radio

    18th December 2016
    Around the lunchtime of Monday 19th December we'll be interviewed on Stockport's local radio station Pure Radio. We'll be raising awareness of our branch as well as of the upcoming regional lighting up of monuments in green this week. Thanks Pure Radio for having us in advance!
  • North West monuments light up for Samaritans this festive period

    16th December 2016
    A number of iconic landmarks are being lit up in green this December, including The Cooperative Bank’s ‘Pyramid’ in Stockport, to remind people that Samaritans are there to support people 24/7 throughout the festive period. The other iconic buildings being lit up on Friday 23rd December are: • 1 Angel Square, Manchester • Blackpool Tower • The Ashton Memorial in Lancaster • The Hoad in Ulveston • Liverpool Town Hall • St Michaels Church, Macclesfield • The Tower of Refuge, Isle of Man • Ramsey Swing Bridge, Isle of Man
  • Stockport Samaritan Volunteers at Gatley Station

    4th December 2016
    On Friday 9th December, our volunteers will be at Gatley railway station to mark the anniversary of the death of a young student there. We'll be in Gatley to show our support, and remind users of the station and the people of Gatley of our services.
  • International Mens Day Marked By Stockport Suicide Prevention Group

    27th November 2016
    International Mens Day, which was on November 19th this year, was marked by both the Samaritans, and the Stockport Suicide Prevention Collaborative (of which we're a member of). We used the day to highlight the fact that suicide is the biggest killer of males under the age of 45, with men from poorer backgrounds at an even higher risk. A piece was written in the Stockport Express newspaper to highlight these points. We urge men who are experiencing any kind of despair to please share what they're going through. You can call us on 116 123, free, anytime.
  • Mayor of Stockport visits our branch

    15th November 2016
    On Saturday 12th November we were lucky enough to host the Mayor of Stockport, Chris Gordon, in our branch. He very kindly spent the afternoon meeting our volunteers, including handing out certificates to recognise some of our longest serving volunteers. We are very grateful for his time and support to what we do.
  • Local Action Saves Lives Campaign

    8th November 2016
    This is our first ever campaign aimed at politicians. We’re calling on everyone who cares about preventing suicide to step up and ask for action in their communities, by emailing their councillors. Local councils in England and Wales have a responsibility to prevent suicide...
  • Stockport Mayoral Charity Night supports Stockport Samaritans

    25th October 2016
    We're honoured that the Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport have chosen Stockport Samaritans as one of the beneficiaries of their upcoming charity night. The event, held at the Grosvenor Casino on Wednesday 16th November, involves casino games such as roulette and blackjack. Contact for further details if interested. Thank you so much to the Mayor and Mayoress for their kind support to our branch.
  • Cheadle's Big Bang 2016

    14th October 2016
    We're thrilled that Stockport Samaritans has been chosen as one of the charities that Cheadle's Big Bang 2016 will be supporting. Organised by the Cheadle and Gatley Round Table, the huge fireworks and bonfire display takes place on Saturday 5th November 2016. A number of our volunteers will be helping out at the event, as well as during the clean up the next day. Tickets to attend are available in advance through the Big Bang website. Thanks again to the Cheadle and Gatley Round Table for their support.
  • Stockport Samaritans at Cheadle Hulme Station

    20th September 2016
    We have been at Cheadle Hulme railway station today, in response to the very sad news of the death of a woman there yesterday. Our volunteers are also there tomorrow between 7.30 and 10.30am, to show our support, and remind users of the station and the people of Cheadle Hulme of our services. If you need to talk about anything that is getting to you, please ring our Freephone number 116 123, or email - there is someone available 24/7 - every day of the year
  • Join us for a special candle lit vigil...

    5th September 2016
    Together with Rochdale Samaritans, our Stockport volunteers will be in Ashton market to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day for a candle lit vigil. The event takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday 10th September. Why not come along, or light a candle near a window at the same time as us, to mark this important date.
  • Stockport Samaritans at Bramhall Station in view of recent tragic events

    2nd September 2016
    In light of the very sad recent passing away of a young lad at Bramhall train station, volunteers from our branch were at the station on Tuesday 30th August to offer our support, and remind rail users there of our service. We also attended Stockport School today, as part of their drop in session for staff and students who may have been affected by this tragic loss. If you need to talk about anything that is getting to you, please ring our Freephone number 116 123, or email - there is someone available 24/7 - every day of the year
  • Stockport Train Station Awareness Event

    29th June 2016
    Volunteers from our branch will be at Stockport Railway Station as part of the North West Network Rail awareness day on the 14th July from 7.30 - 9.30am, and 4.30 - 6.30pm. Do you catch the train from Stockport? If so, why not stop and have a chat with one of our volunteers. If you need to talk about anything that is getting to you, please ring our FreePhone number 116 123 - there is someone available 24/7 - every day of the year
  • Stockport Suicide Prevention website

    8th July 2015
    Stockport Samaritans are part of the Stockport Suicide Prevention Collaborative. The Collaborative has produced a website to help prevent suicide: