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.

>>> Find help

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.

Grassroots is recruiting a Chief Executive

Grassroots will be entering a new exciting phase, building on the successes of the last 10 years. To take this forward the Board of Trustees of Grassroots will be recruiting a new Chief Executive. Click here for further information.

After 11 years working with Grassroots our current CEO Miranda Frost will be leaving the organisation at the end of 2016.

Miranda said:
"When I, Chris, Suzie and Jenny set up a CIC in January 2006 I don't think we could have imagined the scope, extent and impact of the work Grassroots has achieved. Looking back over the last decade I'd like to think that Grassroots has developed a reputation for integrity, innovation and achievement in the field of suicide prevention that is not only local, but national (and indeed international), and it has been an honour to be part of this. For me personally 2017 will be a year of new challenges, I wish Grassroots all the best for the future! I'd like to thank everyone I've worked with during this time, the team, in partner organisations, and in the wider community. Suicide prevention work is of course often moving and poignant, and I feel privileged to have been touched by so many others’ inspiring contributions."

Rah Bray, Chair of Grassroots Suicide Prevention said:
"The trustees of Grassroots would like to express their unequivocal gratitude to Miranda. She has worked tirelessly and led the charity with integrity and vision. Grassroots has an excellent reputation, and highly regarded products and services. We have a very positive future because of the strong foundations Miranda has laid. We wish her every success in her new ventures."

# 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."

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