In June 2018, the James’ Place Charity opened a non-clinical centre for men experiencing suicidal crisis. The centre is the first of its kind in the UK and is based within a townhouse in the Georgian Quarter of Liverpool.
James’ Place is an initiative formed by Clare Milford Haven and Nick Wentworth-Stanley, the parents of James, following his death at the tender age of 21. James’ parents both believe that, had there been a place for James to visit and speak to someone more immediately and with the right training when he was feeling suicidal, his life could have been saved and probably countless other lives too.
The centre currently runs on a referral basis. Visitors have an initial appointment to ascertain the support needed and are then offered a tailored service of free one-to-one therapeutic suicidal crisis intervention during their time of need.
James’ Place has been designed to create a non-clinical environment allowing visitors to feel as comfortable and calm as possible whilst completing their programme. The townhouse colour scheme is warm and homely and the landscaped garden offers a space of tranquillity and escape from the outside world. The James’ Place team are extremely grateful to also have the support of Mersey Care in Liverpool and are proud to be a part of the Zero Suicide initiative currently being pioneered in Liverpool. We believe suicide is preventable and James’ Place will save lives.