In accordance with our core beliefs, a key part of our work is facilitating minimal cost mental health and suicide prevention training to those working with people at increased risk. We also deliver sponsored or fundraised safeTALK courses free to community members.
In Brighton & Hove, we have trained over 1,000 local workers for free or at token cost in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK), 1 in 4 Mental Health Awareness, Working with Self Injury, Recovery or Wellbeing in the Workplace. This project is ongoing and currently funded by Public Health at Brighton & Hove City Council.
Several times a year, we deliver free Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK) training courses. These are available to all local community members. Some of these courses are funded through company or community sponsorship and some are made possible by the work of our many fundraisers and individual donators. As of October 2014, we have trained 138 people this way.
As part of LGBT HISTORY MONTH & The B Right On LGBT Community Festival
suicideTALK: A one-hour exploration and awareness-raising session suitable for all individuals and groups within communities. If you are concerned about suicide in your community this training can help you talk about one of the most taboo subjects in the world today.
If you work face to face with members of the LGBT community then SuicideTalk is for you. Grassroots Suicide Prevention, LGBT Switchboard, MindOut and the LGBT Community Safety Forum are working together to ensure that those working in the LGBT community are trained in having conversations about suicide.
Ethical debt purchaser and credit management firm 1st Credit is to partner suicide prevention charity Grassroots in 2018 in a bid to improve the experiences of vulnerable customers.
With Grassroots as its chosen charity for 2018, 1st Credit, part of global credit management group Intrum, will train its own staff in suicide prevention as well as raising money and helping the charity increase its reach across the financial services sector.
This year we have trained over 1,000 people in Suicide alertness and Suicide prevention, we have reached over 37,000 downloads of our #StayAlive app (still counting), and so far more than 2,500 people have taken our “Tell Me” suicide prevention pledge.
"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."