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Dave Bain's Game Over

Game Over previews upstairs at The Elgin, Maida Vale on 30/10/2017. Doors open at 18:30, show begins at 19:30.

Game Over is a black comedy musical about 2 men who commit suicide on the same night & compete to stay dead. The proceeds from the show will be donated to Maytree.

Book Tickets Here


Take a Minute

12 October - 19:30 – 21:30

Cardboard Citizens have been working with MIND in Haringey on a Forum Theatre project exploring the issue and impact of male suicide and isolation in our communities and society. Based on interviews and workshops with those who have been affected by male suicide, we have put together a piece exploring the barriers, myths and preventative measures around the issue of suicide.

This scratch performance will be presented by a group of Cardboard Citizens Members who will invite us to consider what more can be done to help prevent male suicide.

Event details

Shine: in memory of Alex

13 September - 18:00–21:00

In memory of Alex Hosking who studied on the City Lit Foundation Diploma in Art & Design in 2014 artists, friends and peers present diverse creative work exploring themes of mental health, the self, loss, grief, care and hope. All works exhibited will be up for auction online throughout the festival, with a live auction taking place on Wednesday evening’s Private View on the third floor. Proceeds from the auction will go to the charity Maytree.

Location: 3rd & 4th Floors, reception and theatre lobby. Click here for the Facebook Event details

Maytree Santa Run

3rd of December

Thousands of Father Christmas’ will descend upon Victoria Park in December in a bid to raise funds for their chosen charity in the Do it for Charity Santa Run. Now is your chance to join Maytree’s Santa team! More info here

Human Issues at Etcetera Theatre Camden

Friday 8th of September. A fundraiser for Maytree

For more information and to book tickets please click on this link

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday 21 June 2017


Welcome to our summer newsletter. We have had another busy six months. I am pleased to inform you that we were successful in securing the BBC Radio 4 appeal. Our appeal will be aired on World Suicide Prevention day 10th September, so please do help us promote this amazing opportunity and of course tune in on the day.

To View Our Complete newsletter Click Here

Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives

Friday 29 September 2017

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Join us for this one day conference focusing on Suicide Prevention and achieving the Zero Suicide ambition. This Suicide Prevention event will provide you with national updates, practical case studies, extended focus sessions and interactive discussions. Throughout the day you will take an in depth look at the effectiveness of suicide interventions, the importance of effective early intervention and crisis aversion.

For further information and to book your place visit http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/towards-zero-suicide Or Email kate@hc-uk.org.uk Follow the conference on Twitter #zerosuicide

Simon is raising money to help The Maytree Respite Centre


Donate Here

Congratulations to Olivia, Richard Tyler and Rob Stuart are wonderful London marathon runners for crossing that finish line.

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Sir Trevor McDonald briefly talks about Maytree and his recent visit. [from c.8 min 30 sec in]


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We're running London!

We have a Team of runners in this years London Marathon; please donate to help us raise funds for our unique and vital service.

Olivia Adshead: http://uk.viginmoneygiving.com/OliviaAdshead

Richard Tyler: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RichardTyler

Rob Stuart will be undertaking a series of challenges this year: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robs-maytree-appeal

Sir Trevor McDonald visits Maytree Suicide Respite Centre

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Ahead of this year’s Red Nose Day, newsreader and journalist Sir Trevor McDonald visited Comic Relief funded project, Maytree Suicide Respite Centre in London

View The full Articlle Here

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Farewell and thank you to Janet Lewis Jones, one of our wonderful trustees. Janet has been on the board for eight years and will be stepping down at the end of December. We said farewell & good luck to Anja Murphy in November, as she moved on.


Rangers Vs Wolves

Rangers Vs Wolves<

Maytree distributed 2,500 leaflets to the 12,000 fans that attended the QPR game on the 1st of December. The majority of the fans will have heard the announcement on the loudspeaker and seen the video on the big screen.

We received many kind comments from the QPR fans who were (for the most part) very open and welcoming to us. Several fans expressed their gratitude to us for the work we do and at least one offered to volunteer in some capacity!

The most successful aspect of the match from my perspective was that we brought the issue of suicide right to the forefront of people’s minds and basically encouraged 12,000 (predominantly) working class men to talk about an issue they had probably never thought about before. Indeed, several fans seemed to progress from “Nothing to do with me, mate...” to “Actually, there was so and so who killed himself...”

Sadly, Rangers lost 2-1 to Wolves. By the end of the 90 minutes, the banter was wicked... The fan behind me looked about the stadium as he tried to find the one man who would kill himself after the final whistle... “Oo’s it gonna be then? Someone dies every 90 minutes... It could be ‘im!”

Maytree and Dynamic Voice conference

View our video Channel: vimeo.com/channels/1134584

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Look who popped in for a cup of tea.

Maytree's staff team and volunteers were thrilled to have met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today and to have had the opportunity to highlight Maytree's vital work in suicide prevention. Suicide is the last taboo, so to have such a high profile couple shed a light onto the issue is priceless. I hope that their visit to Maytree is a catalyst to a useful and meaningful journey for them both.

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The James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund are looking for both survivors of suicide attempts, and those bereaved by suicide to share their stories as part of a benchmark suicide prevention charity film that will tackle the stigma of silence and save lives. Please contact gilesripley@gmail.com for further information.


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