Suicide is the leading cause of death in men under the age of 50 years old. Three quarters of all suicides in England and Wales are men.
James’ Place offers free, life-saving treatment to men in suicidal crisis at centres in Liverpool and London. Our unique, evidence-based intervention is delivered at our centres, usually over six to eight face to face sessions with one of our trained, professional, therapists. Our third centre will open in Newcastle in early 2024.
James’ Place reduces suicidality in men and makes a life-changing difference to individuals, their families, their communities and the wider system.
Our model of treatment
The James’ Place model consists of five components: environment, suicide prevention therapists, partnerships/referral pathways, rapid access to the service and the innovative ‘Lay your cards on the Table’ intervention, where we use sets of cards to help the men we support talk about how they are feeling and what is going on in their lives throughout their sessions with us.
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 in Liverpool and London.
Partners – We work alongside the NHS and other local support services, taking on clinical responsibility for the men we treat.
Our third academic and independent evaluation, which was conducted by lead researcher Dr Pooja Saini, Reader in Suicide and Self Harm Prevention at Liverpool John Moores University between August 2018 and July 2021, shows that men who have attended James’ Place Liverpool on average experienced a clinically and statistically significant positive change in their mental wellbeingfollowing their treatment and reduced levels of psychological distress, as measured by the Core Outcome Model (CORE 10).
Between 2020 and 2021 we also measured entrapment levels in the men we see, which is a key indicator of psychological distress. The research found that on average, men who attended James’ Place Liverpool had a statistically significant reduction in feelings of entrapment.
MEAN CORE 10 AND ENTRAPMENT SCORES ACROSS THERAPY 2020-2021