Meeting with Maytree

Pavandeep Johal (Chair of The Heera Foundation) met with Natalie Howarth (Director of Maytree- A Sanctuary for the Suicidal) on Monday 19th February 2018. The meeting took place in Finsbury Park at the sanctuary itself. Maytree was an enlightening experience offering comfort, trust and hope straight away on arrival.

Maytree provides people in the midst of a suicidal crisis with the opportunity for rest and reflection without any judgement. Anyone suffering has the opportunity to stay in a nurturing and relaxed environment The service that is offered runs for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, where each guest has the opportunity to talk through their fears, thoughts and troubles. In doing so, Maytree endeavours to alleviate suffering and help people in suicidal crisis to re-engage with life and to restore hope.

As part of our mission, The Heera Foundation wishes to network with key established organisations such as Maytree to raise awareness of suicide prevention with the support that is available. We wish to share with our community that there is a place where you can contact and visit should you be having suicidal thoughts. It is imperative that we are knowledgeable about what provision and resources are already in place and most importantly where there is no judgement made. The Maytree sanctuary allows you to speak openly about mental health, suicidal thoughts and offers that ray of hope.

For further details relating to Maytree and the work that they undertake, please feel free to visit their website:

Thank you Maytree for being so accommodating. We are grateful for the work that you do and appreciate the time that you gave to The Heera Foundation.