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About us

An award winning team of volunteers who offer free, confidential and ongoing face-to-face listening, by appointment, to people who feel that life is no longer worth living.

The Listening Place was conceived in 2015 and set up in 2016 in London, by a group of volunteers with a great deal of experience in supporting the suicidal.

They had recognised that there is little on going face-to-face support available for many people with chronic suicidal feelings, and that some of this support can be given by well trained and professionally supervised volunteers.

Our Vision

Anyone who, for whatever reason feels life is no longer worth living, can find a place with a warm and open listener who will give them time.

Our Mission

To provide those who feel life is no longer worth living with a safe place to come and talk freely and confidentially to warm, non-judgemental volunteers who are willing to engage with their feelings and support them through their darkest times.

Our Values

  • Caring

  • Collaborative

  • Courageous

  • Resolute

  • Respectful

An award winning team

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.