Our Aims and Vision

Our Aims

  • To reduce the number of people dying by suicide.
  • To support those affected by suicide and raise awareness of it
  • To work in partnership with other agencies
  • To reduce the stigma and taboo surrounding suicide

 

 Our Vision

Providing a safe environment where people in crisis may have respite from their situation, by finding refuge and help at Chris's House. After 1-off assistance from Chris's House we encourage individuals to take advantage of the therapies available in our Hub.

Our Environment:

Our move to a larger building in the heart of Wishaw will aid our vision to outreach and integrate with the community. We have upgraded the property  to ensure a safe, functional and tranquil internal space to deliver our service. We have also opened up our facility for us by other therapeutic community services that fit with our ethos of improving community emotional resilience.

We Have:

  • The living room which includes a general administration/ reception and hub area with disabled access.

  • A therapeutic  patio/garden area.

  • A small kitchen area.

  • A family room.

  • 3 individual counselling/therapy rooms.

  • A peer group/meeting/training room.

  • A larger meeting room, conference and training room.

We have Policies and procedures in place that ensure we meet our responsibilities to our guests,each other, our funders and the wider community. These include Health and Safety Policies and a range of risk assessments in place governed by the health and safety legislation.

Our Volunteers:

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 and co dependence,
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 the service at their time of
need.