In accordance with our core beliefs, a key part of our work is facilitating minimal cost mental health and suicide prevention training to those working with people at increased risk. We also deliver sponsored or fundraised safeTALK courses free to community members.
In Brighton & Hove, we have trained over 1,000 local workers for free or at token cost in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK), 1 in 4 Mental Health Awareness, Working with Self Injury, Recovery or Wellbeing in the Workplace. This project is ongoing and currently funded by Public Health at Brighton & Hove City Council.
Several times a year, we deliver free Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK) training courses. These are available to all local community members. Some of these courses are funded through company or community sponsorship and some are made possible by the work of our many fundraisers and individual donators. As of October 2014, we have trained 138 people this way.
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.
Take a minute, change a life.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Training Manager Greg Burgess. He has extensive knowledge of suicide prevention work and has previously lead on award winning partnerships in Scotland. We are excited to be working with Greg and are looking forward to his contributions to our new men's suicide prevention project in East Sussex.
"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."