Right now in the UK suicide is the single leading cause of death of men under 50. Three quarters of those who die by suicide every year are men, leaving thousands of families devastated. At James’ Place we stop men dying by suicide.
We offer free, life-saving treatment at centres in Liverpool and London, with a third centre opening in Newcastle in early 2024. Our professional therapists get quickly to the heart of a man’s suicidal crisis and help him solve it.
The work we do saves lives and is not available anywhere else.
What makes us different
- Treatment – Our treatment works. Men experience a clinically and statistically significant positive change following treatment and reduced levels of psychological distress.
- Time – We see men quickly with no waiting list.
- People – All our therapists are trained professionals. Men have the same therapist throughout their treatment
- Place – We deliver treatment in our safe, friendly and non-clinical centres.
- Partners – We work alongside the NHS and other local support services, taking on clinical responsibility for the men we treat.
It is estimated that each suicide in England costs the public purse £1.7m, and that for every person who dies by suicide, 135 people around that individual are impacted. As a philanthropist, you can play an active role in supporting our work.
- £150,000 could contribute to the management of referrals to a centre, from initial contact from a man to his welcome assessment, including making sure he can stay safe during that time.
- A full time trained, professional therapist costs around £75,000 a year.
- It costs around £25,000 to treat ten men.
To donate or discuss ways in which you can play a vital role in supporting our lifesaving work, please get in contact Amy Swart.