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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Meet the team: Nick 11 June, 2021 - 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.

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AskNowSaveLives: Michael Chakraverty 10 June, 2021 - In 2019, Michael Chakraverty captured hearts of Great British Bake Off viewers around the world. His amazing culinary creations got him far in the competition – not to mention a Hollywood Handshake. But it was his joyful, sensitive, and kind presence on our screens that cemented Michael as a Grassroots’ favourite.

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AskNowSaveLives: Jonny Benjamin 10 June, 2021 - Jonny Benjamin is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker and author. When he was 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar. He has spoken publicly about living with mental illness as well as given various interviews in order to help educate and break the stigma. He has also produced and presented documentaries on the subjects of mental health and suicide.

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AskNowSaveLives: ‘Untangled’ Podcast 9 June, 2021 - Jenny Ardagh and Izzy Boardman are the hosts of a mental health podcast called Untangled, where they tackle a different mental health topic in every episode. Jenny is a mental health practitioner and trainee cognitive behavioural therapist, and Izzy is a researcher and assistant producer at a media company in London.

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