Grassroots provides training to help you promote mental health awareness, suicide alertness, and positive wellbeing. Our training will help you provide practical support within your group, organisation, or community. Some of our training even saves lives.
Clients include both large and small organisations across South East England as well as individuals in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding areas.
The training we offer is efficient and focused. With half-day course places starting at under £62 per place (even less when a whole course is booked), we think it represents great value for money.
If you work in the Brighton & Hove area with certain target groups, half day courses are free, and 2 day courses start at £16 per place.
Please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your exact training requirements.
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Perhaps surprisingly, thoughts of suicide are not always related to mental ill-health. The reasons can seem challenging and complex. Furthermore, it is not always obvious when a person is at risk of suicide.
Being suicide alert and talking about the reasons for wanting to live and die has been proven to help. We teach World Health Organisation (WHO) approved courses developed by LivingWorks that facilitate and promote this discussion while keeping both the care-giver and the person at risk safe.
This is an intensive 2 day course for care-givers and key community members. It teaches suicide alertness and an easy to remember framework of practical skills to safely initiate, complete and follow-up on a full suicide intervention.
About a quarter of the population will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. These could be work colleagues, clients, friends or family members.
Mental health problems are not a personal failure but can affect how a person thinks, feels or behaves. A better understanding of mental ill-health, behaviour and recovery helps build better relationships and confidence in the people affected.
We can supply training participants kits to LivingWorks registered trainers in England.
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.
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.
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.
"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."