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.
The training we offer is efficient and focused. With half-day course places starting at under £54 per place (even less when a whole course is booked), we think it represents great value for money.
Clients include both large and small organisations across South East England as well as individuals in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding areas.
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.
"On Saturday, 30 January 2016 (19:30 - 23:00), This one off concert will celebrate the 10th birthday and great work of local charity Grassroots. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Carnival Collective has evolved into a genre bending live band that blows audiences away wherever it plays. With a line up that can swell from 18 to 30+ musicians, it delivers an irresistible tidal wave of energetic music. Sometimes described as a 21st Century Big Band, the CC sounds range from live drum and bass, reggae and jungle to cumbia and swing." Tickets available here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/grassroots-10th-birthday-with-carnival-collective-tickets-20057043156
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."