Over 6,000 people took their own life in the UK in 2015.
Most people who die by suicide are not in contact with mental health services - they are right here in our community.
We developed the one hour Real Talk session with real people in the community to help them talk openly and honestly about what is one of the most taboo subjects in the world today.
In fact, talking about suicide is the best way we know to prevent suicide.
We know this is something that people find hard to talk about. So Real Talk offers an opportunity for people to gain the skills and confidence in talking about suicide and to start feeling comfortable with the language and the feelings that come up.
This takes courage – courage that we all have.
Real Talk makes it easier for you to help start conversations. Conversations that could quite literally make the difference between life and death.
This is a 60 minute session, generally held at lunch time or in the evening to make attending easier. We regularly run Real Talk sessions in Brighton & Hove that anyone can book onto. Please check our list of upcoming courses and make a booking by clicking the Eventbrite link below.
This is a cost-effective way of training up to 25 people in your own venue. Two trainers facilitate the Real Talk session, which lasts 60 minutes plus set-up and tear-down time. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote, available dates or more information.
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."