'Tell Me!' is a simple suicide prevention pledge that anyone can take to help prevent suicide. It encourages us to be alert to our own needs and reach out to others we care about.Whoever you are, wherever you live, we encourage you to take the pledge to have open, honest and direct conversations about suicide.
Download a printable pledge reminder card here
If you are at risk of suicide, or concerned about someone, click here to find help.
Brighton & Hove City Council's Director of Public Health, Dr Tom Scanlon, said:
“Every suicide is a tragedy. For people thinking of taking their own lives being able to talk to someone can literally be the difference between life and death. We wholeheartedly support the Grassroots 'Tell Me' initiative as part of Brighton & Hove's plan to be a world leader in suicide prevention by 2015.”
A Pledge Ambassador is an individual who has encouraged 20 people or more to take the Tell Me Pledge. To become a Pledge Ambassador, create a team name (be a creative as you like!) and all you need is twenty signed paper copies or submissions online. We ask for all pledgers from within the same team to write the same team name on the pledge slip or online form (bit.ly/TMpledge). This way it is easy to spot teams and count the pledges for each team. For more information about becoming a Pledge Ambassador, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A Pledge Champion is an organisation that publicly supports the pledge and one where a significant proportion of staff have taken the pledge. For more information about your organisation becoming a Pledge Champion, please contact email@example.com
The 'Tell Me!' pledge is part of Grassroots' Suicide Safer Brighton & Hove initiative.
Grassroots acknowledges the work done by STOP Suicide in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire with their STOP Suicide pledge. If you live in that area, please click here: www.stopsuicidepledge.org
Grassroots Suicide Prevention have strengthened the board by appointing four new trustees, Caroline Hounsell, Steve Bulbeck, Emma Wadey and Roger De Casanove.
Each new trustee was selected for their commitment to Grassroots’ aims, their professional integrity, and proven strategic skills. Their wide range of experience is going to be invaluable in enacting the board’s governance role, and supporting Chief Executive, Stella Comber, to develop Grassroots’ business strategy.
In 2018, the expanded board will be focusing on supporting Stella and her team to explore new ways to build on Grassroots’ success so far in helping people understand suicide prevention is everyone’s business, and how to work together to make our communities safer from suicide.
We thank former trustees Jourdan Durairaj and Lisa Rodrigues who stepped down at the end of 2017, for all their support, wisdom and work over the past few years.
Grassroots Suicide Prevention is seeking a new Project Lead to strengthen our committed and dynamic staff team. Find out more here
"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."