What is the impact of TLP

It is often incredibly difficult for a person who is feeling suicidal to seek and find useful support. So when they do, our volunteers want to be there to listen.

This is what our Visitors say...

Our impact - 2020 in figures

250

Volunteers recruited to help

2556

Visitors supported

300

Referrals received per month

Our measurement is based on established clinical tools

These are overseen by consultant clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Davidson MBE from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and British Red Cross, and Professor Stephen Platt from the University of Edinburgh.

Of course the journey of every suicidal person is completely different, and the kind of support we offer is not going to work for everyone. But our findings do show that most of our visitors have highly significant decreases in the levels of distress and suicidal feelings they experience, as well as highly significant reductions in intention to act on suicidal thoughts. Statistical tests found a less than 1% probability that a difference of this size occurred by chance.

What is the future strategy of the Listening Place?

We intend to grow our capacity, to meet the demand for our support in London and the surrounding area.

The Listening Place will continue to offer more face-to-face support, to those who feel life is no longer worth living. We do this through developing partnerships with other organisations– including the NHS, Universities and other charities – to expand the provision of support outside the existing premises.

What we offer

Ongoing, face-to-face listening appointments can make a real difference to the lives of many people who are feeling suicidal

Our Board

Trustees and other key volunteers on our leadership team guide TLP’s strategy and governance.

Our Advisory Team

The Listening Place is a volunteer-based service: it has been set up with a wide range of on-going professional support and advice