“As soon as I walked in that building I felt safe. It makes me feel quite emotional remembering how I felt. It was very homely, very comfortable, not clinical at all. Just a warm, beautiful, safe place – a cocoon of safety.”
James' Place client
The first James’ Place opened in June 2018 in Liverpool, the first of its kind in the UK. Our second James’ Place centre opened in London in 2022.
The men we treat are in a suicidal crisis largely driven by life events such as a relationship breakdown, financial problems or bereavement. We have treated over 1,500 suicidal men since the opening of our first centre in 2018, delivering over 7,500 therapy sessions.
We know there are men all over England in urgent need of our life-saving treatment. To reach more men who need us, we need to raise £10 million to open and run three new centres in Bristol, Birmingham, and Newcastle, as well as to sustain our existing centres, over the next three years.
We aim to open our new centres open by 2026, with the first of these, in Newcastle, set to open in early 2024.
With five centres across the country, we will be able to treat 2,000 men a year; half the male population of England will be within two hours of a James’ Place.
The treatment we provide at James’ Place has a significant positive impact on the lives of the men we work with, their families, their communities and the wider system.
There are men in Birmingham, Bristol, and Newcastle in crisis and at risk.
There is a strong appetite from existing services in these locations to welcome a James’ Place centre.
We know the only barrier to opening these new centres and saving lives is raising the funds to do so.