The “Tell Me!” pledge

'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.

Tell Me!

I pledge that I will:

  • tell someone if I’m struggling and need help;
  • reach out and tell you if I’m worried about you;
  • listen to you, without judgment if you need someone to talk to;
  • ask you, directly, if I think you’re trying to tell me about suicide;
  • help you get support if you’re struggling and/or thinking about suicide.

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If you are at risk of suicide, or concerned about someone, click here to find help.

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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.”

Pledge Ambassadors

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 office@prevent-suicide.org.uk

Pledge Ambassadors (20+ Pledges)

  • Eileen Davis-Remedios
  • Dave Padwick

Pledge Champions

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 office@prevent-suicide.org.uk

Pledge Champions

  • As You Are
  • Sussex Police

The 'Tell Me!' pledge is part of Grassroots' Suicide Safer Brighton & Hove initiative.

Suicide Safer Brighton & Hove

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 appoints new Chief Executive

The Trustees of Grassroots are delighted to announce the appointment of Stella Comber as our new Chief Executive.

Chair of Trustees Rah Bray said:
"We were overwhelmed by the calibre of people who applied to lead our small but highly effective suicide prevention charity during its next phase of development. This response is a tribute to the reputation that our staff, trainers and volunteers have earned in the local and wider community.
 
"After a rigorous selection process, we appointed Stella because she not only showed the necessary drive, insights and management experience from her current role at Oasis, a well-regarded charity working in the field of substance misuse. Stella also impressed the panel with her compassion and vision for Grassroots, and provided us with tangible examples of how we can increase our effectiveness and help more people through our suicide prevention training and consultancy work.
 
"We are extremely excited that Stella will be joining us on 6th February 2017."

Stella said:
"I am delighted to join Grassroots Suicide Prevention. Throughout my career I have supported vulnerable people, in a range of adult social care settings and as a leader. Suicide touches many of us; helping to prevent suicide by leading Grassroots during the next phase feels exactly the right move for me. I met trustees, strategic partners, trainers, volunteers and staff from the charity during the selection process. I was inspired by their collective commitment to the aims of Grassroots, and I look forward to working with them all over the coming months and years."

# 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