Face-to-face support for those who feel life is no longer worth living.
The world can feel like a very lonely place if you are feeling that life is no longer worth living: not only is it difficult to share those feelings but it can be hard to get the care and support that will make a difference.
The Listening Place offers a warm and welcoming environment; somewhere that individuals can talk openly about their feelings without being judged or being given advice.
Importantly, we provide on-going support from trained non-judgemental volunteers, which can continue over a number of weeks if this is appropriate.
The Listening Place is not a ‘drop-in’ centre – we see all our visitors by appointment.
Frequently asked questions
How can The Listening Place help and support me?
The Listening Place believes that regular listening support provided by trained volunteers helps relieve emotional pain and stress and gives you the opportunity to consider alternatives to suicide.
All our volunteers are supported and supervised by mental health professionals.
How can I be referred to The Listening Place?
Anyone aged 18 years and over can be referred to The Listening Place. We get referrals from many different charities, as well as health and social care organisations and the NHS. Some people contact us themselves for an appointment.
However you contact us, if we think we can help, you will be welcomed, and given an appointment with a supervising volunteer to see how we can best help.
Will I always see the same person?
After your initial visit, we will always try to give you continuity, and enable you to talk with someone with whom you have already shared your feelings.
How long are the sessions?
Usually 50 minutes, and usually once a fortnight.
How long can I continue to be a visitor at The Listening Place?
All our visitor relationships are reviewed every three months to make sure they are helpful and positive. We try to be responsive to your needs. And we will always keep you informed regarding decisions.
Where is The Listening Place?
Our premises are: 3 Meade Mews, London SW1P 4EG. We are conveniently situated for public transport.
When can I come?
We can see you by appointment between 9am and 9pm, 7 days a week.
Is the service confidential?
Yes, we have clear policies on keeping your confidences. We will be very happy to discuss these with you at your first appointment. Confidentiality and Safeguarding our Visitors.
How much does it cost?
Nothing, we are a charity.
Do you provide a helpline?
No, we provide face to face support by appointment only.
If you have any questions about making a self-referral, please call on 020 3906 7676 or get in touch using our visitor form.
Email us here
3 Meade Mews
London SW1P 4EG
The Listening Place is funded by:
The Listening Place is a charitable incorporated organisation.
Charity No. 1164739.