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.
Grassroots provides training to help you promote mental health and wellbeing in the people you care for. Some of our training even saves lives.
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.
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.
Grassroots is now collating input from across the city for Brighton & Hove's Suicide Safer Community application. We hope to become one of the world's first suicide safer cities early next year! We'd be very grateful if you could complete the survey below to tell us about your suicide prevention activities and plans if:
A: Your organisation is not a member of Brighton & Hove’s Suicide Prevention Strategy Group
B: Your organisation is involved in suicide prevention work of any kind in Brighton & Hove
Here's the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSCform
We will give a free place on our two-day ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training to a randomly selected survey completer! Thank you for your input.
It's been an honour today to go to the House of Commons to present some practical guidance to MPs and their staff about how to help people with thoughts of suicide. The session was very positive and we believe there will be another as demand was so high.
Our key message, as ever, was that open and direct talk about suicide is the key to its prevention and that there is hope for people with thoughts of suicide.
It was great to meet Luciana Berger and other MPs who are keen to support suicide prevention efforts. Many thanks to all involved!
"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."