Georgie attended one of Grassroots Suicide Prevention’s courses and was “blown away”. She blogs about her experience of our training and what she learnt.
I thought it would be nice to introduce myself as I am now working for Grassroots. My name is Drew and I work as a Project Support Officer.
We are always super grateful to all of our fundraisers because they enable us to do the work we do and are a great way of spreading awareness for suicide prevention.
Suicide, a subject which many are too afraid to discuss but is sadly becoming more and more common.
June 21st 2015 Father’s Day. A beautiful sunny day full of promise. Old friends arrive for lunch. We eat good food and drink wine.
Last month we delivered a Real Talk suicide prevention workshop at the Sea View Centre in Hastings. We ran the session for 15 community members, enabling them to have open and honest conversations about suicide.
For me, a turning point was when I realised that the secret that I had held so buried and precious for so long, had slowly reached the place where I now both wanted and needed to acknowledge and talk about it.
Suicide wasn’t something I’d been directly exposed to until a close friend of mine told me he’d tried to take his own life.
I got in touch with Grassroots about a year and a half after the loss of my sister. The idea of fundraising and helping a suicide prevention and awareness charity had been brewing in my mind
My background around my own experiences of suicide left me with a keen interest in the topic and desire to be able to help people who were in a similar position to me.