The "Talk To Us" business pledge

Brighton & Hove has a very high suicide rate and we want to work with local businesses to change that. Businesses are uniquely placed to reach out to their staff and colleagues who might be thinking of suicide. Most people who die by suicide are of working age and many will be in employment. By signing up to this pledge companies can be more aware of the needs of colleagues who might be struggling with difficult feelings and be able to offer some support and information about where to go for help. 1 in 40 of us consider suicide in a 2 week period and business people are no different. Together we can help make our city safer from suicide.

Tell Me!

We pledge that we will:

  • encourage colleagues to be open and honest when life gets difficult
  • talk sensitively to colleagues if we are worried about them
  • help them get support if they need it
  • encourage colleagues to sign up to the individual Tell Me suicide prevention pledge

Sign the "Talk To Us"
business pledge here

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

Clare Mitchison, Public Health Specialist, Brighton & Hove City Council says:

"Brighton and Hove had the third highest rate of deaths by suicide in the country for the three years from 2011-13. Middle aged men are at high risk, and workplaces are a good way to reach men of working age. This initiative asks us all to be more open to talking about suicide, and to challenge the stigma and silence that makes it hard for us to ask for help. It's a welcome contribution to the urgent work of preventing suicides in the city."

Some of the businesses taking the "Talk To Us" pledge

  • West Beach Properties
  • Acumen Business Law
  • Recovery Partners
  • Sussex Payroll Services
  • Propeller net
  • Jane's Place
  • Mojo Coffee Club
  • Sussex Community Development Association
  • Agile Strategy Design Ltd
  • Sussex Business Bureau
  • YMCA DownsLink Group
  • Southdown Housing
  • Rodhus
  • Quick HR
  • Node
  • Brighton and Hove Buses
  • Sea PR
  • Lime Consultancy
  • Enterprise Exchange
  • Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce
  • Ocasta Studios
  • Think Again Productions
  • Integration Training
  • Austin Gray
  • Wired Sussex
  • Strategic Management Partners Ltd
  • DabApps
  • The Clever Cleaning Company Ltd
  • Woody
  • Frameworks 4Change
  • Where Two Rivers Meet
  • Bright Minded
  • Shed Research
  • Goodhand Acoustics
  • Scala Advance
  • Hisbe Food CIC
  • Giroux Limited
  • Loch Training
  • HR Advise Me Ltd
  • Loch Employment Law
  • Simon Callaghan Photography
  • BozBoz
  • Gamification+
  • Arka Original Funerals
  • Brighton Gin
  • Rethink Mental Illness


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The 'Talk To Us' pledge is part of Grassroots' Suicide Safer Brighton & Hove initiative.

Suicide Safer Brighton & Hove

Latest News!

19 January 2018

Free places on LGBT suicideTALK workshop

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.


15 January 2018

1st Credit announces suicide prevention partnership with Grassroots

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.


10 January 2018

A year with Grassroots - looking back at 2017's highlights

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.

Read more on our blog...

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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."
National Suicide Prevention Alliance Member

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