Eligibility for funded places

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Brighton & Hove

This training has been funded by Public Health at Brighton & Hove City Council. To be eligible for a funded place you need to be working in the Brighton & Hove area with people in vulnerable or high risk groups. As a guide, training places are initially limited to 3 places per course, per organisation. However, for larger organisations further places may be available.

The following exclusion criteria apply to eligibility for funded places:

  • People not working or volunteering within Brighton & Hove City (City boundary here)
  • Staff working in traditional Adult Social Care roles
  • Employees of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

If you are unsure about your eligibility for a funded place, or would like further information please contact Grassroots Suicide Prevention directly.

East Sussex

For many years East Sussex has had a high rate of deaths by suicide. This is an issue that is particularly relevant for men, with three quarters of completed suicides by men, and suicide now the single biggest cause of death in men under 45 in the UK. Thanks to funding from the Public Health team at East Sussex County Council we are able to offer fully-funded suicide prevention training to individuals and organisations working with men in East Sussex.

To be eligible for a funded place you must be working or volunteering with men in East Sussex - boundary map here. We appreciate that this a broad category – to help define this further we have provided a list of potential roles or areas of work on the booking form. Please do get in touch if you have any questions around eligibility for the training: training@prevent-suicide.org.uk

  • I work with older males
  • I work with unemployed males
  • I work with homeless males
  • I work with male survivors of domestic abuse
  • I work with male survivors of sexual abuse
  • I work with males who have been bereaved by suicide
  • I work with males in BME communities
  • I work with males in Gay and Bi communities
  • I work with trans* people (*including all transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming identities)
  • I work with male ex-service personnel
  • I work with male prison leavers
  • I work for emergency services (fire, police, ambulance, call handlers etc.)
  • I work with males with long term physical conditions, including chronic pain
  • I work with males experiencing financial difficulties
  • I work with men in mental health services
  • I work with men in substance misuse services
  • I work with male specific projects
  • I work with males experiencing relationship breakdown
  • I work with men in high risk occupational groups (doctors, dentists, vets, farmers etc.)
  • I work with male refugees and asylum seekers

Latest News!

9 January 2018

Grassroots’ board strengthened by new trustee appointments

Grassroots Suicide Prevention have strengthened the board by appointing four new trustees, Caroline Hounsell, Steve Bulbeck, Emma Wadey and Roger De Casanove.

Each new trustee was selected for their commitment to Grassroots’ aims, their professional integrity, and proven strategic skills. Their wide range of experience is going to be invaluable in enacting the board’s governance role, and supporting Chief Executive, Stella Comber, to develop Grassroots’ business strategy. 

In 2018, the expanded board will be focusing on supporting Stella and her team to explore new ways to build on Grassroots’ success so far in helping people understand suicide prevention is everyone’s business, and how to work together to make our communities safer from suicide.

We thank former trustees Jourdan Durairaj and Lisa Rodrigues who stepped down at the end of 2017, for all their support, wisdom and work over the past few years.  

13 December 2017

Grassroots seeks new Project Lead

Grassroots Suicide Prevention is seeking a new Project Lead to strengthen our committed and dynamic staff team. Find out more here

More news...

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."
National Suicide Prevention Alliance Member

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