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Mayor's Charities

Find out more about the important work carried out by the Mayor's chosen charities.

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James' Place

James’ Place mission is to stop men dying by suicide. They believe that every suicide is a preventable death, yet suicide is the leading cause of death in men under 50.  At James’ Place, they help men in crisis to understand what they are going through, get through it and find hope for the future. They offer a specialist therapeutic intervention, developed with leading practitioners and academics, which is delivered in a calm and welcoming environment. Their work has been independently evaluated and found to have significant impact. 

The James’ Place London service opened in 2020 following the success of their first centre in Liverpool, where they have already supported more than 450 men experiencing suicidal crisis. The new London service is currently working from a temporary space in Farringdon, before we move into our new centre near Old Street later this year. 


forum+ is an independent charity working to promote equality for LGBTQ+ people in Camden and Islington, by hosting social groups and events, which celebrate LGBTQ+ life in the boroughs and working to reduce social isolation and loneliness. forum+ organises the annual Camden & Islington LGBT History Month programme, which celebrates and showcases local LGBTQ+ history and heritage. The charity provides support services to victims of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime. forum+ offers bespoke training and consultancy on LGBTQ+ equality to local businesses, voluntary and statutory organisations. The charity has a wonderful team of volunteers who are integral to the delivery of their services. All of their services are available to persons aged 18 or above.


icap provides counselling and psychotherapy mainly for the Irish community in Britain.  They are committed to providing therapy for people who find it hard to access help, including those on low incomes and facing disadvantage. They have more than 20 years’ experience, offering culturally sensitive psychotherapy to approximately 200 people each week across all their services.

They offer services at centres in Birmingham and London and through their outreach programmes in both cities.  They have specialist expertise in supporting people who have suffered childhood trauma, including survivors of institutional abuse.  They also provide a national service for adult survivors of institutional abuse.




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