At Grassroots Suicide Prevention, we know real conversations save real people’s lives. We enable those conversations on all levels. This is Real Talk. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
On 16 May 2019, Grassroots was proud to receive a GSK IMPACT Award at a ceremony at the Science Museum in London along with 9 other charities. As part of the award a short film was made about Grassroots’ work. Click here to read more...
Grassroots has been recognised for enabling communities to have conversations that save lives. Grassroots has been selected from more than 370 organisations across the UK as one of 10 winners of the 2019 GSK IMPACT Awards for outstanding contributions to improving the UK’s health and wellbeing. Click here to read more...