Health & Fitness
Liverpool men in crisis are being urged to reach out this Winter
3 months ago
James’ Place, the suicide prevention charity, is urging men in Liverpool to reach out for help this winter.
The charity offers offer free, life-saving treatment to men who are experiencing a suicidal crisis at a centre in the Georgian Quarter.
James’ Place uses a unique, innovative, evidence-based intervention to help men in crisis quickly. Men typically receive six to eight face to face sessions with a trained therapist in a non-clinical, safe and welcoming environment.
Chief Executive of James’ Place, Ellen O’Donoghue, said:
“Nobody should face a suicidal crisis alone. James’ Place Liverpool is here to support men when they need it most and we’ve treated over 950 men at our Liverpool centre since 2018. We know that things are very difficult for many people at the moment and would urge men in suicidal crisis in Merseyside to reach out to us for help this winter.”
James’ Place was founded by Clare Milford Haven and Nick Wentworth-Stanley following the tragic death of their son James to suicide in 2006. Suicide is the leading cause of death of men under 50.
Luke* was referred to James’ Place by a concerned third-party after becoming increasingly depressed and reclusive following a bereavement. He says: “Finding James’ Place at the point I did was fundamental to my survival. I was at a point of crisis in life which I was increasingly feeling like I couldn’t get out of. I felt like every door around me was closing. James’ Place swung open a door and gave me the help I needed.
The warmth and safety of the environment filled me with hope and reassurance from the first second. I had many misconceptions about what this type of help entailed, but quickly found myself around people who were specially trained and deeply empathic to my plight.
To this day I find it remarkable this service remains free and able to operate at the speed it does to help people like me. I could not recommend James’ Place enough to anyone who may be suffering.”
Men who are in suicidal crisis can seek support from James’ Place by contacting them directly Monday-Friday from 9:30am-5:30pm.
If you or someone you know is suicidal you can access 24 hour support via the Samaritans on 116 123, text SHOUT to 85258, or seek help from your local A&E department.