This year the theme for World Suicide Prevention Day was “Working Together to Prevent Suicide.” We all have a role to play and together we can collectively address the challenges presented by suicidal behaviour in society. On September 10th, we joined with people in Brighton & Hove and many others across the world who play their part in the prevention of suicide. Grassroots undertook the following activities to mark the day:
- An evening ‘Real Talk’ workshop in Brighton. This was an awareness raising session, followed by a screening of a short film about Grassroots’ volunteer Change Makers.
- An information stall at the entrance to Jubilee Library starting conversations about suicide prevention work in the city, and encouraging engagement through a variety of means, such as, downloading the app, attending training, and taking the ‘Tell Me’ pledge.
- An information stall at the entrance to Brighton Station with a similar focus to the library stall, as above.
- A week long photography exhibition at Brighton Station using the long wall along the wooden walkway at the back entrance. Following the theme of ‘Working Together’ this included portraits of local people who care about suicide in the community, and are taking action to prevent it.