An update from James' Place
We have been following the development of the Coronavirus pandemic and the advice from the UK Government to ensure that we keep our staff, volunteers and the men we support safe.
We are aware this is a time of great uncertainty and anxiety for many people. We are doing all we can to keep our life-saving service open and available to the men who need it.
We are continuing to offer our intervention to men in suicidal crisis and to take new referrals; however we are working with all our clients to find the most appropriate way of maintaining contact. We will be moving towards online consultations this week, and we anticipate that we will no longer offer face-to-face appointments in our centre from Monday 23rd March until further notice.
As the situation changes, we will post further updates on social media and our website.
We have had to cancel or postpone a number of fundraising events, including our ‘Art is the highest form of hope’ event at Tate Liverpool and the bucket collection during The Grand National Festival. Plans for the World Run are currently being reviewed and updated. We will be working with all our brilliant volunteers to find new ways to support our work in the coming year.
Looking after ourselves and each other
We believe that it is important to take care of our mental health during this extraordinary and challenging time. We would like to share a few tips from our therapists that everyone can take note of, in the hope that they are useful in the coming weeks and months.
Read more on our blog.