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"I don't really want to die but I don't know how to live"
This is something we often hear from guests at Maytree. Suicide seems like the only option because it may appear that there is no other way out. Some people prefer not to go to hospital or to seek help from doctors because they don't feel this will give them what they need. Others who are seeking professional help, may feel that they could benefit from additional non-medical support. Whatever situation you are in, you might consider Maytree as an alternative.

Maytree can offer you a calm, safe space to stay where you can talk about your feelings and darkest thoughts in a confidential and compassionate "home away from home". Our befrienders are there to support you by listening to your problems and offering you a calm, non-judgemental space to talk about things you might feel you can't tell anyone else. At Maytree, trust is a priority. We keep everything confidential so that you can feel safe and be yourself.

You can telephone or email us about yourself or someone you would like to refer or put in touch with us. Any contact is completely confidential, with no pressure to take it further if you don't want to. Maytree is open for calls and emails 24 hours a day, so if your call goes through to voicemail, please leave your name and contact details, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Maytree offers a calm, safe and homely place, where you can find yourself.

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We offer warmth, compassion, trust and lots of time to talk.

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The experience of being at Maytree is often described as a turning point, and an opportunity for change.

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If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, you can telephone us on 020 7263 7070 or email us at maytree@maytree.org.uk. Maytree provides support 24 hours a day. We are a very small team, so you might go through to an answering machine and someone will call you back. You can talk to us about anything totally confidentially. We offer a place to stay away from your current problems to reflect and rethink your options.

If you are concerned about a friend or member of your family, please call Maytree or email us on maytree@maytree.org.uk and we will give you confidential advice and support to get them some help

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