The organisation was established by Jessica Gallier as a direct response to the impact of the death by suicide of her father Martin in 2017. Jess set out on a mission to "Prevent suicides, break down stigmas and support families in the Northwest".
The one-of-a-kind project has been put together to tackle the areas we found to be lacking during Jess’ father’s journey with mental illness, the missed opportunities to save his life & the situations that we believed to be damaging to the family following his suicide. In February 2019 we opened Wirral’s first and only Suicide Prevention Centre, based in New Ferry. The centre is a non-clinical setting which now offers a range of activities that promote wellbeing with an overall focus on suicide prevention.
The Martin Gallier Project is the only suicide intervention, prevention and postvention service in the Northwest of England. Our Suicide Intervention Workers provide crisis support through immediate suicide interventions on the high street, with no barriers to access or waiting lists, thus reducing the need for clinical interventions and hospital admissions.