Trainer Coaching (ASIST or safeTALK)

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We have extensive experience of providing support to new trainers. We remember how daunting it can feel to begin with, but also how rewarding. Probationary ASIST trainers may wish to enlist one of our experienced Consulting Trainers to support them in delivering their first 3 courses in order to achieve registration with LivingWorks. Other ASIST trainers may needs support during a difficult time, or may simply want to be supported in working with the ASIST Trainer Competencies. Grassroots is able to offer the following types of support:

On-board support

A registered Consulting Trainer will attend your training and support you in your delivery. Our consulting trainer rate is £700 per course and covers the Consulting Trainer's time over the two days, including debriefing both days. Our hourly consultation rate for any preparation and planning prior to the course, or any coaching sessions after the course, is £30 an hour.

Remote support

We also offer Consulting Trainer support to ASIST trainers via telephone or email. Our hourly rate for this is £60. We will deal with your email requests as and when, then invoice after one or two hours work have built up. Long phone calls would need a little prior arrangement. We round up any telephone consultancy to the nearest half hour.


We can arrange for a Consulting Trainer to be on-call for the duration of your ASIST course in order to provide telephone input if needed. This can help you to feel more confident in your delivery, and to troubleshoot any queries you may have. The cost of having an on-call Consulting Trainer is £100 per course.

Material Sales

We sell LivingWorks materials to ASIST and safeTALK Trainers around England. Please visit this page for details.

Trustee Recruitment

Grassroots Suicide Prevention is seeking new Trustees and a Treasurer to strengthen our committed and dynamic Board.

Find out more here.

Latest News!

21 August 2017

Exciting Announcement!

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.

Download the Stay Alive App now, available free on the App Store or Google Play.

Take a minute, change a life.

June 2017

Appointment of new Training Manager

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Training Manager Greg Burgess. He has extensive knowledge of suicide prevention work and has previously lead on award winning partnerships in Scotland. We are excited to be working with Greg and are looking forward to his contributions to our new men's suicide prevention project in East Sussex.

# 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