Grassroots Suicide Prevention: supporting communities to prevent suicide, one life at a time. We teach suicide alertness and intervention skills to community members and professionals. Together we can make our communities safer from suicide.

Based in the South East of England, since 2006 we have trained over 5,000 people in suicide prevention and mental health both locally and nationally. We have seats on several advisory committees in Brighton & Hove and have contributed to both local and national suicide prevention and self-harm strategies. We are proudly working towards making Brighton & Hove the UK's first Suicide-Safer City.

Training courses

Grassroots provides training to help you promote mental health and wellbeing in the people you care for. Some of our training even saves lives.

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Clients include both large and small organisations across South East England as well as individuals in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding areas.

The training we offer is efficient and focused. With half-day course places starting at under £58 per place (even less when a whole course is booked), we think it represents great value for money.

Consultancy services

Grassroots Suicide Prevention attends and has excellent working relationships with various strategy groups and committees. We are also available to hire for consulting activities.

Grassroots offers consultancy to organisations wishing to maximise and plan their suicide prevention activities, including training needs and delivery, policy and procedures implementation and referral and signposting to crisis, local and national resources.

Latest News!

8 September 2015

World Suicide Prevention Day 2015

Grassroots Suicide Prevention warmly invites you to attend a day of activities to mark World Suicide Prevention Day in Brighton & Hove this September 10th. The theme this year is Reaching Out and Saving Lives. All welcome.
The event is from 7pm to 9.30pm, Otherplace at the Basement, 24 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Find the facebook event here:

6 August 2015

Grassroots March in 25th Pride

On Saturday 1 August, about 30 Grassroots staff, Brighton & Hove Samaritans and supporters marched in the Brighton Pride procession. It is the first time Grassroots has been represented at Pride and the response was phenomenal, reaching thousands of spectators with our anti-stigma and suicide prevention message. You can find a gallery of images here.

7 July 2015

Patient Safety Award for Mobile App

We're delighted to announce that on 6th July our Stay Alive suicide prevention app won a Patient Safety Award for Technology and IT to Improve Patient Safety, in partnership with Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust. The Patient Safety Awards judging panel commented “This team was very professional and passionate, and demonstrated a great partnership approach. This project was important, unique and covered a whole community approach from a great angle.”

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# 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