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Author Matt Haig holding his latest book 'The Comfort Book' Matt Haig donates £7,000 to Grassroots Suicide Prevention 18 November, 2021 - The best-selling author, Matt Haig, will be donating over £7,000 of the proceeds of his latest book, The Comfort Book to Grassroots. Matt will be putting part of this already incredible donation towards The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge – an annual matched funding campaign where any donation made to the charity will be doubled. One donation,

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Members of the band Insolace The importance of asking “How are you, really?”: Interview with Conor Hyde of Insolace 26 October, 2021 - Being proactive in bettering our own mental health is not easy. It takes time and dedication. Conor Hyde, guitarist for the alternative rock band Insolace, knows this well. We spoke with Conor about where the band's passion for mental health stems from, the inspiration behind their latest single Hold On, and why they're donating this year's streaming proceeds to Grassroots.

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Meet one of our amazing Grassroots Runners: Steven Carter-Bailey 4 October, 2021 - The Grassroots Runners are an amazing group of fundraisers who play a vital role in protecting our communities from suicide. Their fundraising breaks stigma, empowers communities and helps people get the support they need.

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‘When it is Darkest’: In conversation with Rory O’Connor 6 September, 2021 - 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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A woman and man smiling, both holding Grassroots Runners vests. Countdown to the Brighton Marathon 17 August, 2021 - 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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Meet the team: Agnes 5 August, 2021 - 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.

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