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,
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.
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.
‘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.'
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.
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.
Meet the team: Olivia 28 June, 2021 - 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.
Meet the team: Phoebe and Nina 24 June, 2021 - 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!
Stigma, Suicide & the StayAlive App: Emma’s story 16 June, 2021 - Emma tells us about how the StayAlive app was a vital reminder of her reasons for living.
Stigma, Suicide & the StayAlive App: Lauren’s story 14 June, 2021 - Lauren shares her story of how the StayAlive app was a life-saving resource for her in a critical time.
Meet the team: Tayla 11 June, 2021 - 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.