Carers Week: How can we support unpaid carers around the risk of suicide? 2 August, 2023 - In the UK, there are five million family caregivers, and their unpaid labour contribute a staggering £445 million to the economy every day – that’s £162 billion per year. Research shows as many as one in five children and young people are young carers with a further 600,000 hidden young carers not receiving any support.
Anxiety: What does it mean? Do we all experience it? 16 May, 2023 - Everyone is likely to experience anxiety at some stage in their life, particularly when going through challenging times. If it persists, however, it can become a mental health problem that prevents you from living the life that you want.
Give as you shop 24 November, 2022 - An easy way to fundraise for us is to use these simple links before you shop. Thank you for your support.
We’ve partnered with 2XU for the Brighton Marathon Weekend 2022 14 March, 2022 - Grassroots Suicide Prevention has partnered with 2XU, the Brighton Marathon Weekend Sports Apparel partner. 2XU want to create a fitter and healthier world both physically and mentally. In 2022, they are helping to raise awareness and funds for Grassroots Suicide Prevention. On Saturday 26th February, we kicked off the collaboration in style! We welcomed runners
Matt Haig donates £7,000 to Grassroots Suicide Prevention 18 November, 2021 - The best-selling author, Matt Haig, will be donating over £7,000 of the proceeds of his latest book, The Comfort Book to Grassroots. Matt will be putting part of this already incredible donation towards The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge – an annual matched funding campaign where any donation made to the charity will be doubled. One donation,
The importance of asking “How are you, really?”: Interview with Conor Hyde of Insolace 26 October, 2021 - Being proactive in bettering our own mental health is not easy. It takes time and dedication. Conor Hyde, guitarist for the alternative rock band Insolace, knows this well. We spoke with Conor about where the band's passion for mental health stems from, the inspiration behind their latest single Hold On, and why they're donating this year's streaming proceeds to Grassroots.
Meet one of our amazing Grassroots Runners: Steven Carter-Bailey 4 October, 2021 - The Grassroots Runners are an amazing group of fundraisers who play a vital role in protecting our communities from suicide. Their fundraising breaks stigma, empowers communities and helps people get the support they need.
‘When it is Darkest’: In conversation with Rory O’Connor 6 September, 2021 - Rory O'Connor, Professor of Health and Psychology at the University of Glasgow, has dedicated over 25 years of his life to suicide prevention and research to combat harmful misconceptions around suicide and mental health. Rory spoke with Alex, our head of development here at Grassroots, about his new book 'When it is Darkest.'
Countdown to the Brighton Marathon 17 August, 2021 - With the Brighton Marathon round the corner, we caught up with four of the incredible Grassroots Runners: Nina, Steven, Lucy, and John. They spoke to us about the ups and downs of training for a marathon, whether there have been any surprises along the way and how they're feeling about the big day.
Stigma, Suicide & the StayAlive App: Emma’s story 16 June, 2021 - Emma tells us about how the StayAlive app was a vital reminder of her reasons for living.
Stigma, Suicide & the StayAlive App: Lauren’s story 14 June, 2021 - Lauren shares her story of how the StayAlive app was a life-saving resource for her in a critical time.
AskNowSaveLives: Michael Chakraverty 10 June, 2021 - In 2019, Michael Chakraverty captured hearts of Great British Bake Off viewers around the world. His amazing culinary creations got him far in the competition – not to mention a Hollywood Handshake. But it was his joyful, sensitive, and kind presence on our screens that cemented Michael as a Grassroots’ favourite.