Grassroots was formed as a Community Interest Company 10 years ago and we became a charity in 2012.
We have one simple yet powerful goal: that no one should have to contemplate suicide alone. We work locally and nationally with communities, organisations and individuals, helping them to support others at risk of suicide. Our training and consultancy helps save lives by enabling conversations that make a real difference.
The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance, financial health and strategic direction of Grassroots. They are also responsible for the integrity of its activities and for developing the organisation's aims, objectives and goals in accordance with Grassroots' governing document, and with legal and regulatory guidelines.
Grassroots is seeking new Trustees to strengthen the existing board, through developing its skill base and increasing the diversity of its membership. We want to ensure our leadership encompasses a wide and balanced range of experience, skills and knowledge, which will enable our small charity to continue to grow and flourish.
In addition to a clear commitment to the aims of Grassroots, high levels of integrity, and well-developed strategic skills, in particular we are looking for candidates with commercial awareness, financial acumen, business risk management experience, and legal knowledge.
If you are interested in becoming a Trustee with Grassroots you can download the relevant documents below where all details about the application process can be found:
For an informal discussion about this opportunity please call Rah Bray (Chair) 07917654868 or Stella Comber (CEO) 01273 675764
Application is by CV and covering letter. Please send applications to Stella Comber at the following email address: email@example.com
Or, alternatively, applications can be posted to:
Grassroots Suicide Prevention, Valley Social Centre, Whitehawk Way, Brighton, BN2 5HE
Closing date for applications is 1 September 2017 and Interviews will be held daytime Thursday 14 September 2017.
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."