Welcome

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.

Thinking about suicide?

Check our Resources page for phone numbers, websites, apps and other resources that can help if you are having thoughts of suicide or are in a suicidal crisis.

>>> Find help

Worried about someone else?

When someone is potentially having suicidal thoughts, talking can really help. Read our top five suggestions if you are worried about someone else.

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What we do

>>> About us

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Training

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.

>>> Our range of courses

 

Make an individual booking on upcoming courses in Brighton & Sussex through our Eventbrite page.

Course dates and booking - Event brite

Contact us to make a whole course booking.

Latest News!

19 January 2018

Free places on LGBT suicideTALK workshop

As part of LGBT HISTORY MONTH & The B Right On LGBT Community Festival

suicideTALK: A one-hour exploration and awareness-raising session suitable for all individuals and groups within communities. If you are concerned about suicide in your community this training can help you talk about one of the most taboo subjects in the world today.

If you work face to face with members of the LGBT community then SuicideTalk is for you. Grassroots Suicide Prevention, LGBT Switchboard, MindOut and the LGBT Community Safety Forum are working together to ensure that those working in the LGBT community are trained in having conversations about suicide.

Read more...

15 January 2018

1st Credit announces suicide prevention partnership with Grassroots

Ethical debt purchaser and credit management firm 1st Credit is to partner suicide prevention charity Grassroots in 2018 in a bid to improve the experiences of vulnerable customers.

With Grassroots as its chosen charity for 2018, 1st Credit, part of global credit management group Intrum, will train its own staff in suicide prevention as well as raising money and helping the charity increase its reach across the financial services sector.

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10 January 2018

A year with Grassroots - looking back at 2017's highlights

This year we have trained over 1,000 people in Suicide alertness and Suicide prevention, we have reached over 37,000 downloads of our #StayAlive app (still counting), and so far more than 2,500 people have taken our “Tell Me” suicide prevention pledge.

Read more on our blog...

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Stay Alive

A mobile app for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone.

Android App on Google play
Available on the App Store
 
Patient Safety Awards Winner, 2015

Responding to the launch of the Stay Alive app Emma Wadey, Director of Nursing Standards and Safety at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said:

"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."
National Suicide Prevention Alliance Member

Thank you to all our clients and funders, including

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • NHS Brighton and Hove
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department of Health
  • Sussex Community Foundation
  • Lloyds Bank
 
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Ealing
  • Surrey County Council
  • YMCA
  • Royal Navy
  • Crime Reduction Initiatives