Real Talk

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.

Make a booking - Individual place

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.

Check for places and make a booking at EventBrite

Make a booking - Whole course

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 for a quote, available dates or more information.

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Latest News!

19 November 2018

Grassroots Suicide Prevention seeks a Social Media Volunteer

We are looking for a driven Social Media Volunteer to attract and interact with targeted virtual communities. Closing date for applications is Monday 3 December 2018. Find out more here...

10 September 2018

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

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...

7 September 2018

September newsletter

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...

More news...

Stay Alive

A mobile app for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone.

Android App on Google play
Available on the App Store
Patient Safety Awards Winner, 2015

Responding to the launch of the Stay Alive app Emma Wadey, Director of Nursing Standards and Safety at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said:

"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."
National Suicide Prevention Alliance Member

Thank you to all our clients and funders, including

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department of Health
  • Crisis Care Concordat
  • Intrum
  • Pavilions
  • The Allen Lane Foundation
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Ealing
  • Surrey County Council
  • YMCA
  • Royal Navy
  • Public Health England