‘When it is Darkest’: In conversation with Rory O’Connor

Rory O’Connor, Professor of Health and Psychology at the University of Glasgow, has dedicated over 25 years of his life to suicide prevention and research to combat harmful misconceptions around suicide and mental health. Rory spoke with Alex, our head of development here at Grassroots, about his new book ‘When it is Darkest.’

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Countdown to the Brighton Marathon

With the Brighton Marathon round the corner, we caught up with four of the incredible Grassroots Runners: Nina, Steven, Lucy, and John. They spoke to us about the ups and downs of training for a marathon, whether there have been any surprises along the way and how they’re feeling about the big day.

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How do you train for a marathon? We asked the man who ran every day for a year

Rich Williamson has wholeheartedly dedicated his life to running. In March, Rich completed a full 365 days of running consecutively – he motivates others to use running as a means to positively impact their mental health and overall wellbeing. We spoke to Rich about what running means to him and why he chose to support the Grassroots Runners.

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ARXX: Starting a Conversation on Mental Health Through Their Music

ARXX are an all-girl alt-rock duo from Brighton who have something to say. With influences of grunge, pop and punk, their eclectic, powerfully written music can’t be neatly placed into a single genre. They use their music and platform to speak up for what they believe in and support causes close to their hearts. We chatted to ARXX about being a band in a pandemic, mental health and the role music plays in it, and dream first gigs.

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