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Grassroots win Suicide Prevention Award at National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2018

Members of the Grassroots Team with their Winner's certificate

Thanks to everyone who has supported us and of course our heartfelt thanks to our Real Talk community for starting conversations that really do save lives. This one is for YOU.

The National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards held last Friday in Liverpool is an annual event to celebrate national good practice in mental health. This year, the hosts received more nominations than ever before for what many people refer to as The Mental Health Oscars. Grassroots is a winner of this prestigious Suicide Prevention Award.

So very well deserved Grassroots working for 12 years before suicide prevention was in the spotlight. Your work has been ground-breaking. Massive respect.
Quote from Founder Tony Russell

The 130 judges include experts drawn from a range of mental health disciplines include Lesley Dougan, programme Lead on MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice at Liverpool John Moores university.

So pleased for you, and to share your delight when you realised you had won… this is well deserved.
Quote from Lesley Dougan

Jo Rafferty CEO of Mersey care NHS foundation trust commented by saying:

Very pleased to see this and best wishes from all.
Quote from Jo Rafferty

Grassroots Chief Executive, Stella Comber on receiving the award says:

‘We are absolutely thrilled to receive this award and overwhelmed with messages of celebration and support from our sector colleagues, friends and followers. Grassroots is a small organisation making a huge impact across the UK and we pride ourselves on our passion, belief and innovative approach to our work. To gain national recognition is a true honour.

Most importantly we want to thank our growing community of changemakers. People like you and I who care about suicide prevention and who are joining our Real Talk community. Suicide prevention starts with a conversation. We can all learn the skills and confidence to save lives’


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

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