Almost anyone who has suicidal thoughts. The Listening Place can currently support more than 5000 visitors per year.
We receive referrals at the rate of over 600 per month and that is increasing every month. Our referrals come from more than 150 partners including the NHS, charities, the Police and Social Services. Visitors are referred by many different parts of the NHS but particularly A&E Departments, mental health triage services, IAPT services and GP practices. The many charities who make referrals include Hestia, Maytree and British Red Cross.
People from all walks of life and any life circumstances can feel that life is no longer worth living. The people who we support come from a widely diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and ethnicities; many have been the victims of incredibly challenging situations.
Anyone can feel suicidal, and there is no ‘stereotypical’ Visitor.