We are a Brighton based charity with a simple but powerful goal: that no one should have to contemplate suicide alone.
We believe suicide prevention is everyone's business and together we can make our communities safer from suicide.
When someone is potentially having suicidal thoughts, talking can really help. Read our top five suggestions if you are worried about someone else.
We deliver effective, efficient, and affordable training in suicide alertness and intervention, including the the World Health Organisation (WHO) approved safeTALK and ASIST training programmes. We host safeTALK and ASIST Training for Trainers courses and promote the LivingWorks™ community model of suicide prevention across Sussex and beyond. Since 2006, Grassroots has trained over 6,000 people in suicide prevention and mental health.
Make an individual booking on upcoming courses in Brighton & Sussex through our Eventbrite page.
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Grassroots are incredibly proud of our 20 new ambassadors who took an hour out of their day to take suicideTALK on 25 October 2017.
The 20 members of the public are now equipped with the skills and confidence to ask about suicide. Talking about suicide openly and honestly lets other people know it's ok to ask for help, and that they can talk to you. It's also crucial in helping to de-stigmatise using the word "suicide" in conversations. If more people are asking for help with their thoughts of suicide then it could mean more suicides are prevented.
The first suicideTALK delivered in Brighton & Hove was been funded by donations on World Suicide Prevention Day 2017, so we would like to thank the public in Brighton for helping to make this course happen.
On Friday 8 September Grassroots Suicide Prevention will be relaunching their suicide prevention App #StayAlive.
Stay Alive is the ideal tool to help people who are suffering with thoughts of suicide to be reminded of their own reasons for living and access support in times of crisis. It’s also a great resource for carers supporting people with thoughts of suicide.
We currently have 30,000 downloads and are looking to significantly add to this during World Suicide Prevention Day, on 10 September 2017.Your support could help save a life.
How? By downloading this free, award-winning app you will help highlight the importance of suicide prevention.
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"Suicide is everyone's business; it devastates so many lives no matter who you are, where you work or where you live. We want to use every method available to us to make Sussex, and beyond, a place where people thinking about suicide are supported and helped in their workplace and their community."