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MyPickle.org – the story behind their easy-to-access support resources 8 April, 2021 - Glasgow-based Founder and CEO, Cat Divers, created My Pickle CIC (from the phrase ‘in a pickle’) based on personal experience. Having faced and overcome personal challenges she understands how hard it can be to find support and wanted to help others.

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ARXX: Starting a Conversation on Mental Health Through Their Music 24 March, 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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Four people standing in running gear on Brighton seafront. What it’s like to be a Grassroots Runner – Spotlight on Melis Trimmer and the Sussex Uni Women’s Football Club 11 March, 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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Jo and female friends gather in the wet weather. What it’s like to be a Grassroots Runner – Spotlight on Jo Phillimore and friends 2 March, 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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Ripple Suicide Prevention 26 February, 2021 - Alice Hendy tragically lost her brother, Josh, on the 25th November 2020 from suicide. Josh was her only sibling, and sadly passed away too soon at just 21 years of age.

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Meet Rachael Swann Your Grassroots CEO 17 February, 2021 - At Grassroots, we're delighted to announce Rachael Swann as our new CEO.

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2020 with Grassroots 3 December, 2020 - 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.

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Three people from Slam City Skates present at a Webinar. Helping skaters become lifesavers 30 November, 2020 - 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.

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Pheobe stands in front of a field with a small, white, handsome dog upright in her arms A Nurse’s Perspective: From Training to Fundraising 30 November, 2020 - Phoebe is a final year student studying to be a Mental Health Nurse. She is also a keen runner and has signed up to support Grassroots in the London Half Marathon and the Brighton Half Marathon as a member of the Grassroots Runners.

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BBC Radio Sussex: Make A Difference Heroes Awards 26 November, 2020 - Raquel is a Grassroots Suicide Prevention supporter and fundraiser who has appeared in our blog before. She is always keen to support us and to spread the message of suicide prevention far and wide. She set herself the challenge of fundraising for us through an amazing 40 events in a year!

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The Acorn Project launches 2000-mile bike ride in aid of suicide prevention 28 September, 2020 - In September, our friend and supporter Natty will be cycling solo from Brighton 2000 miles around the UK. Find out about his challenge and what it means to him.

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Graphic Artist Anthony Burrill talks about his work for Grassroots 11 September, 2020 - 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

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