Our brand new Head of Training, Agnes (pronounced “Anne-yes”) brings her considerable experience and skill to benefit our training offerings. Here’s a chance to meet her.
Meet Olivia – our Assistant Charity Officer. Being on the training team, Olivia helps facilitate and oversee the suicide prevention courses Grassroots provides, and has also delivered the training herself! Olivia’s work helps equip people to save lives – here’s your chance to meet her.
This year, Phoebe and Nina have joined the Grassroots team through the University of Sussex Summer Internship scheme. They’re both passionate about keeping people safe from suicide and getting people talking. Phoebe and Nina willl be with us until September – here’s your chance to meet them!
Meet Tayla – our Assistant Digital Officer. Having lived with anxiety from an early age, she understands the harm that stigma around mental health and suicide can bring. She joined in January 2021, and since then has worked hard to make sure no one is left feeling like suicide is the only option.
Meet Nick – our Assistant Fundraising Officer. With years of experience fundraising for local and national charities, Nick is here to help us secure the support we need to deliver lifesaving work.
At Grassroots, we’re delighted to announce Rachael Swann as our new CEO.
This year, you have proved again how important you are.
When lockdown began, we knew things would be different. To keep people safe from suicide, we would have to adapt our work. So we turned to you, our supporters.
You helped us get to grips with our first ever webinars. You influenced a major upgrade of the StayAlive app. You ran virtual fundraising events and joined our online campaigns.
And together, we made a difference.
Ben Raemers’ passion for life and skating was contagious, matched only by his skill. At 13, he petitioned his local council to build a skatepark. At 18, he was competing professionally and grabbing attention from the biggest skate brands in the world. At 25, he won ‘King of the Road’, one of the toughest skatebording comps in America.
To give some more context to the Ask Now Save Lives campaign we took some time to speak to the artist behind the design. Ladies and gentlemen we give you Anthony Burrill
Next up in our series of team blogs we have the ever charismatic Lesley Woolf – knowledgeable, engaging and all-round trainer extraordinaire.
Next up in our series of team blogs is our wonderfully talented trainer and avid supporter, Nick.
Next up in our series of team blogs is the first of our featured trainers – the amazingly accomplished Mahess.