Maytree aims to alleviate suffering and help people in suicidal crisis to re-engage with life and to restore hope.
- Maytree supports people through a suicidal crisis
- We provide a safe place and a chance to rest, reflect and be heard without judgment
- To reduce the risk of suicide
- To help guests consider their options and develop their resilience
How we help:
At Maytree, we provide people in the midst of a suicidal crisis with the opportunity for rest and reflection, and give them the opportunity to stay in a calm, safe and relaxed environment. We can support four "guests" at a time. The service runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our warm and friendly volunteers and staff team spend up to 77 hours with each guest over their stay, giving them the opportunity to talk through their fears, thoughts and troubles. On leaving, each guest receives a goodbye letter. This is a personal record written by a member of Maytree's staff team which reflects their stay, validates their struggles and honours their achievements.
Maytree is focused on individual support services which can be adapted to meet the needs of the people we support. Maytree has a wealth of experience in suicide prevention, please call us on 020 72637070 to see how we can help you.
Meet the team
Natalie Howarth (Director)
Natalie joined Maytree in 2011 as a Project Manager prior to her appointment as Director in 2013. Before coming to Maytree she gained extensive experience managing services and outreach projects in the fields of drug and alcohol misuse and homelessness.
Angela Rodriguez (Senior Co-ordinator)
Angela began working as a Coordinator in 2013 after seven years as a volunteer at Maytree. She is a graduate in Person Centred Counselling.
Sharon Mullarkey (Operations Co-ordinator)
Sharon initially joined Maytree as a volunteer in 2014. She was appointed to her current position as Operations Co-ordinator in 2017. Prior to this role, she worked in the Financial Services sector as a business/ project manager.
Azima Ryan (Operations coordinator)
Azima joined Maytree as a volunteer in 2012, becoming an Operations coordinator two years later. Alongside her work at Maytree she is studying for a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy.
Rob Stuart (Community Link Worker)
Rob Stuart's post is funded by The Big Lottery. Rob joined the Maytree team in 2015. Before coming to Maytree he gained experience working in a diverse range of public, private and voluntary sector mental health teams. Rob is also a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist.
Steve Altman (Operations Coordinator)
Steve has been an Operations coordinator at Maytree since 2014. He is a Birkbeck psychodynamic therapy graduate and is currently training to become a psychosynthesis therapist.
Clare Morgan (Trust & Foundations Advisor)
Clare has been working as Trust & Foundations Advisor in Maytree’s Fundraising Department since 2014. Clare previously worked for many years at The Rainforest Foundation UK, and prior to that spent over a decade in the music industry.
Carol Lewis (Team Assistant)
Carol has worked in the voluntary sector coordinating volunteers and supporting vulnerable families and women for over 25 years. She joined Maytree in February 2014. Carol is first point of contact for all volunteer enquiries, she organises the volunteers training and assists with the smooth running of the house. She also runs the occasional marathon for us!
George Nelson (Fundraising Manager)
George Nelson started in 2017 as our Fundraising Manager. Working in the third sector for over 12 years, George has accrued valuable experience across a diverse range of social causes, income streams and fundraising disciplines.
Stephen Harris (Finance Officer)
Stephen joined Maytree in September 2015, and before arriving he had been working as a bookkeeper and finance operations consultant for a collection of small businesses. He is studying towards an accountancy qualification.
- A respite stay for people in suicidal crisis
- Confidential telephone support
- Confidential email support
- Advice for people concerned about a friend or member of their family
- Suicide prevention Training
- Advice and Training for professionals
- Support for community and faith groups
- Training in emotional first aid
- Consultancy support
To refer a person to Maytree or to talk in confidence to one of our team
please call us on 020 7263 7070 to see how we can help.