Grassroots is inviting everyone in the community to become part of a movement to prevent suicide through Real Talk.
Real Talk invites more people, real people into the suicide prevention space to get talking about suicide.
We know this is something that people find it hard to talk about, so we are providing the opportunity for people to gain more confidence in talking about suicide and to start feeling comfortable with the language and the feelings that come up.
That takes courage - courage that we all have.
That’s when we can start to have real conversations, Real Talk about suicide.
We would like to share some learning with you. Talking about suicide is stigmatised subject. What can you do to help break down this stigma?
Adapt your language, here are a few ways you can do that:
We are building a community of Changemakers who can help us spread the word that it’s ok to talk about suicide.
The more people we talk to the more we realise how our lives are affected by suicide and having the opportunity to talk really makes a difference to people. It’s down to us to start that conversation.
Real Talk and the Changemakers programme gives everyone a chance to contribute and make a difference.
Email us at email@example.com to find out how to get involved.
In mid 2018, we carried out a survey to find out your needs and concerns. Thank you to all that took part in this feedback. We will use it to inform our work.
Monday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day, and we are holding public events in the city in the daytime and early evening. Find out more here...
Monday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day. Join in at Jubilee Library, Brighton Train Station, or at a Real Talk session in the evening. Read the newsletter here...
Grassroots have an opportunity for a Volunteer Fundraiser who shares our commitment and passion for suicide prevention to aid and support our fundraising efforts. Find out more here...
"Suicide is everyone's business; it devastates so many lives no matter who you are, where you work or where you live. We want to use every method available to us to make Sussex, and beyond, a place where people thinking about suicide are supported and helped in their workplace and their community."