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AskNowSaveLives: Jonny Benjamin

Jonny Benjamin is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker and author. When he was 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar. He has spoken publicly about living with mental illness as well as given various interviews in order to help educate and break the stigma. He has also produced and presented documentaries on the subjects of mental health and suicide.

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AskNowSaveLives: Liz Saville-Roberts

Liz Saville Roberts is the first ever woman MP in Plaid Cymru, the Party of Wales, she represents the constituency of Dwyfor Meirionnydd. She is the spokesperson for Home Affairs, Education, Health, Environment, Energy, Equalities and Government.
In her time in parliament, Liz has been a voice for issues like domestic violence, women’s rights, online bullying and many more. Recently, Liz has campaigned for more support and counselling in schools for students suffering mental health issues – a fast-growing problem among young people in the UK.

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Alastair Campbell

AskNowSaveLives: Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell’s career has taken him through many roles: journalist, broadcaster, special advisor and spokesman for the Labour party, and author who has openly written about his personal battle with depression and suicidal thoughts.
His most recent book ‘Living Better’ is an honest autobiographical account of his lifelong struggle with mental health issues, and how the pressures of his political career affected this.

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AskNowSaveLives: Jake Tyler

Jake Tyler is a mental health campaigner, advocate and writer. After reaching a point where depression and suicidal thoughts had engulfed his life, Jake reached out to a loved one, and with their support he made the decision to get help.
He has written his first book, ‘A Walk From The Wild Edge’ about taking back control of his life through his 3,000 mile journey around the UK, and along the way finding peace within himself and the world around him.

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AskNowSaveLives: Steven Carter-Bailey

After working in marketing for years, Steven Carter-Bailey took the leap of applying to The Great British Bake Off series 8 – his life hasn’t since been the same! Suicide prevention is a cause very close to Steven’s heart. He spoke with us about how important it is to have a support system you can trust, and to normalise opening up about suicidal thoughts.

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2020 with Grassroots

This year, you have proved again how important you are.

When lockdown began, we knew things would be different. To keep people safe from suicide, we would have to adapt our work. So we turned to you, our supporters.

You helped us get to grips with our first ever webinars. You influenced a major upgrade of the StayAlive app. You ran virtual fundraising events and joined our online campaigns.

And together, we made a difference.

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Three people from Slam City Skates present at a Webinar.

Helping skaters become lifesavers

Ben Raemers’ passion for life and skating was contagious, matched only by his skill. At 13, he petitioned his local council to build a skatepark. At 18, he was competing professionally and grabbing attention from the biggest skate brands in the world. At 25, he won ‘King of the Road’, one of the toughest skatebording comps in America.

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Did you know 1 in 5 people will have suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives?

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