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.
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.
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.”
"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."