What is Chris’s House?
Chris’s House stands for ‘Centre of Help, Response and Intervention Surrounding Suicide’ and has been set up to offer a safe environment where people in crisis may have a respite from their current unwellness, by finding refuge in Chris’s House and involvement in an individually tailored programme to offer support and respite through their journey.
The journey starts a Chris’s House by Self referral, by using social media or by personal drop in at Chris’s House.
Contact can be made through outreach following contact by concerned others: family/ friends or partnership agencies involved with the person in crisis.
We will work in partnership with other established agencies to offer the best possible care.
Our guests will be assigned to a volunteer who will develop a strong rapport with the guest to help them through the crisis and support them to counter depression, negative and despairing thoughts and exchange reasons for dying with reasons for living. We truly listen to our guests and offer them as much input into their journey as possible. Its your care you deserve to be listened to.
Our Motto is ” Let’s Talk”
We have a large volume of trained volunteers who come from various professional and life experience backgrounds and who will provide one to one support, therapies and peer to peer groups, if and when our guests wish to engage with these non medical based approaches. Our volunteers are trained in suicide intervention and as individuals offer the warmest and most compassionate approach to caring for others.
They fully understand that conﬁdentiality and the provision of a safe and welcoming environment is of the utmost importance. We believe that within our community we all need each other in many ways for our collective well being especially when we are at a low point in our life. Our community will, through our volunteer group, reach out to the wider community and make a difference not only to each others’ lives but for those who come into contact with Chris’s House at their time of need.