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Clare Milford Haven

Co-Founder and Trustee

James' Place

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Clare Milford Haven’s Biography

Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven, is a writer, entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the suicide prevention charity, James’ Place, in memory of her eldest son, James. Since his death in 2006, Clare has dedicated her life to making a positive impact on society by becoming an advocate for the well-being of communities in need.

She has worked tirelessly to lobby the UK government, raise awareness, and ultimately generate substantial funds so she was able to establish the first James’ Place in Liverpool in 2018, a second project in London and more recently a third one in Newcastle. The charity provides a safe space that offers free one-to-one therapy, delivered by qualified therapists, for men in suicidal crisis – the first non-clinical male suicide prevention centre in the UK. New centres in Birmingham and Bristol are planned. Her passion has not gone unnoticed: Clare was named the winner of the ‘Woman Making a Difference’ Award at the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards Ceremony in 2019.

Beyond her philanthropic work, Clare is an accomplished entrepreneur and...
Clare Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven, is a writer, entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the suicide prevention charity, James’ Place, in memory of her eldest son, James. Since his death in 2006, Clare has dedicated her life to making a positive impact on society by becoming an advocate for the well-being of communities in need.

She has worked tirelessly to lobby the UK government, raise awareness, and ultimately generate substantial funds so she was able to establish the first James’ Place in Liverpool in 2018, a second project in London and more recently a third one in Newcastle. The charity provides a safe space that offers free one-to-one therapy, delivered by qualified therapists, for men in suicidal crisis – the first non-clinical male suicide prevention centre in the UK. New centres in Birmingham and Bristol are planned. Her passion has not gone unnoticed: Clare was named the winner of the ‘Woman Making a Difference’ Award at the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards Ceremony in 2019.

Beyond her philanthropic work, Clare is an accomplished entrepreneur and businesswoman. With a keen eye, she has established and managed successful ventures in diverse industries. Clare's ability to connect people and inspire collaboration has enabled her to forge partnerships that drive positive change.

Clare is also known for her love of equestrian sports. She has made significant contributions to the world of polo: as a player and impactful ambassador of the sport. Gallagher Insurance sponsor her polo team.

Clare has been a writer for three decades and has had articles published in GQ, The Times, Evening Standard and Homes & Gardens. She served as Social Editor on Tatler's editorial staff for eight years. Having written ‘The Magic Sandcastle’ years ago, based on her happy family holidays at her mother’s house on Nantucket Island, Clare decided to publish her children’s book during the Covid pandemic.
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Clare Milford Haven’s Newsfeed

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James' Place open centre in Newcastle to prevent male suicides

James' Place has opened a third centre, this time on Summerhill Street in Newcastle, offering specialist help and therapy to suicidal men. The charity also operates centres in London and Liverpool.

City Matters
A Place to Talk

In this Angela Sharda interview with Dan Bracken, Head of James’ Place in London, he talks about the male mental health crisis, the inspiration behind the charity and the services they provide.

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Clare Milford Haven’s Background

James' Place
Co-Founder and Trustee
May 2008 - Present
James' Place is the first non-clinical male suicide prevention charity in the UK. Clare's tireless work to establish the charity has led to the opening of crisis centres in Liverpool, London and Newcastle.
 
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Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities
Co-chair
Nov 2010 - Present
The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC) is an alliance of the leading charities that address mental health issues and suicide prevention.
 
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Clare Milford Haven’s Gallery

Board Positions

James' Place
Trustee
Nov 2007 - Present
Clare is a Trustee of the mental health and suicide prevention charity created in memory of her son, James.
 

Previous Board Positions

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Squidge-it Ltd
Director
Nov 2016 - Mar 2021
The squidger is an effective and useful beauty accessory that squeezes the last bit out of tubes like cosmetics and toothpaste.
 

Interviews

Safe Haven: In Conversation with Clare Milford Haven
Interview
2019
Clare talks to Charlotte Reather about the founding of James' Place in Liverpool: the first non-clinical suicide crisis centre in the UK
 
Why I opened a free treatment centre after the death of my son
Interview
Apr 2023
Clare is interviewed by Francisca Kellett at the second centre opened by her following the death of her son. James’ Place in London recently opened and offers free treatment to men in suicidal crisis.
 

Features

Meet Gallagher Polo Team
Feature
Aug 2021
Virtual Polo Magazine Click Polo talks to Clare about her partnership with Gallagher Insurance, who sponsor her polo team at Great Trippetts Farm.
 

Publications

The Magic Sandcastle
Author
Apr 2022
Although written some years ago, Clare decided during Covid lockdown to revisit and publish her children's book inspired by holidays to her mother Annie's house on Nantucket Island with her family.
 

Awards & Recognition

Merseyside Women of the Year
Winner of 'Woman Making a Difference' Award
Jun 2019
Clare was named as the winner of the 'Woman Making a Difference' Award for her commitment to make a difference to the lives of young men through the launch of James' Place in Liverpool, a suicide prevention crisis unit founded in memory of her son, James.
 

Commercial Partners

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Brand Ambassador
2019 - Present
Global firm Gallagher Insurance approached Clare and chose to sponsor her polo team (called Gallagher Polo Team) based at Great Trippetts Farm in Sussex.
 
Jaeger-LeCoultre
Ambassador
Apr 2004 - Mar 2020
Jaeger-LeCoultre is a Swiss watch manufacturer. The luxury brand is famous worldwide for their exquisite watches.