Our plans for three new life-saving centres
The North East has the highest suicide rates in England. These numbers, coupled with the overwhelming support of a wide range of local stakeholders in Newcastle and across the North East including NHS services, local authorities and voluntary sector organisations, led us to choose Newcastle as the location of our next James’ Place centre.
Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK with a population of over 1.1 million and is easily reachable by public transport for a large portion of the population across the Midlands. The West Midlands has the fifth highest suicide rate in England. We have received an extremely positive response from clinicians in Birmingham, who have a strong understanding of how James’ Place can complement and sit alongside services already available. Our current target is to commit to a lease on a building in Birmingham by 2024.