'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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 are incredibly proud of our 20 new ambassadors who took an hour out of their day to take suicideTALK on 25 October 2017.
The 20 members of the public are now equipped with the skills and confidence to ask about suicide. Talking about suicide openly and honestly lets other people know it's ok to ask for help, and that they can talk to you. It's also crucial in helping to de-stigmatise using the word "suicide" in conversations. If more people are asking for help with their thoughts of suicide then it could mean more suicides are prevented.
The first suicideTALK delivered in Brighton & Hove was been funded by donations on World Suicide Prevention Day 2017, so we would like to thank the public in Brighton for helping to make this course happen.
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.
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"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."