Walking Out Of Darkness


Everyday heroes for everyday people

***** Grassroots is looking for sponsored walkers *****

Take part in our mental health awareness walk
"Walking Out Of Darkness" event in partnership with Clasp Charity.

Walking Out Of Darkness is a unique event, which brings together the community to assist, inspire and motivate others in talking about mental health and suicide.

The Brighton event is an enjoyable 10 mile route with amazing views, you will navigate through the city and along Brighton’s beautiful seafront. You can be an #EverydayHero and make a change by pledging to complete the walk and raise awareness about suicide.

Grassroots provides people with the resources, skills and confidence to save lives through open and honest Real Talk about suicide.

Real Talk, Real people, Real life.

Once you have registered for the event on Eventbrite, we are asking you to set up a fundraising page using JustGiving and collect sponsors to support our life-saving work. Steps on how to register are below.

10am, Sunday 24 June 2018

Hove Lawns, Brighton, BN3 2PE

Walk for Grassroots - first steps

  1. Register for the event here.
  2. Set up a JustGiving profile here.
  3. Share the event on social media. Download our donation flyer to get you started.

“Brighton & Hove has had a high suicide rate for many years. The charity Grassroots is doing incredible work to help prevent suicide in our city through training and awareness raising. On June 24th you can support their work and help break the stigma that surrounds suicide and mental health by taking part in the Walking Out of Darkness event on the seafront.”

Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Dee Simson

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Tag @GrassrootsSP and use #EverydayHero to stay connected and keep updated with the event.

Thank you to our partners Clasp Charity
CLASP - You are not alone

Latest News!

14 August 2018

Grassroots announces World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 plans

Monday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day, and we are holding public events in the city. See our plans here...

24 July 2018

Volunteer data entry/administrator sought

Grassroots have an exciting opportunity for a volunteer data entry/administrator who shares our commitment and passion for suicide prevention to aid and support to the smooth running and organisation of the office training systems, processes and data entry. Find out more here...

18 June 2018

June newsletter part 2

Book your funded place now, Punk Rock is calling you to the stage, online suicide prevention toolkit for people with learning disabilities, Real Talk feedback so far, we are looking for Changemakers, and Walking Out Of Darkness is this Sunday. 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