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.
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.
You can read more about TLP’s impact and how we measure success here.