We believe suicide is an avoidable death and have created a place where men in a suicidal crisis can access support, advice and help. We provide a safe therapeutic environment in which men are cared for and respected. Our mission is to help men aged 18+ who are in crisis, by providing quick and free access to non-residential therapy and support. We offer an individualised person-centred intervention to men experiencing a suicidal crisis.
Our team works with referrers to offer an intervention to men who have arrived at a crisis point in response to predominantly social and psychological stressors, such as debt, loneliness and relationship problems. James’ Place does not offer longer-term mental health or psychotherapeutic support, but supports the person practically and emotionally through the crisis period, helping them to access any longer-term support they may require via other services. We do not replicate or replace existing statutory services, but instead work closely with the local NHS and wider services to ensure the right men are referred to our service, and supported when they leave it.
To inform the design of James’ Place we worked with men who had previously been at risk of suicide or who work with men at risk of suicide. We incorporated their experiences and views to ensure we created a calm, welcoming and safe environment.
James’ Place is a registered charity and almost all of our funding comes from voluntary donations given by charitable trusts, companies and individual supporters.
How it works
At James’ Place we try to make it as easy as possible to find help in a suicidal crisis.