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World Suicide Prevention Day 2013

Right Here project

This event took place at BHASVIC Sixth Form College, Hove and was attended by 140 people. Highlights included:

  • Skype presentation of an international Award of Excellence to Grassroots made by Kathryn Von Boskirk, Vice President of LivingWorks Education.
  • Right Here project
  • A performance from Right Here, a local project led by young people.
  • A personal story from local artist Yvonne J Foster of how a suicide prevention intervention touched her life.
  • A screening of Grassroots’ new film “Something in the Silence“.
  • A speech from James Moncrieff, Deputy Principle of BHASVIC Sixth Form College.
  • A speech by Cllr Anne Meadows, Brighton & Hove’s Deputy Mayor.
  • A speech from Tom Scanlon, Director of Public Health Brighton & Hove.
  • An update from Grassroots on the first year of our Suicide Safer Brighton & Hove project
  • A spoken word piece from Erica
  • A minute’s silence to remember those we have loved and lost to suicide

We also hosted a stall at the Kissing Statue plus a free, outdoor photographic exhibition featuring beautiful portraits with a clear stigma reduction message in Jubilee Square, outside Brighton Library.

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

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