Grassroots Suicide Prevention
Grassroots Suicide Prevention is a charity based in Brighton working nationally to prevent suicide. Our vision is: ‘A future where more lives are saved from suicide.’
How would you describe your organisation’s role in contributing to reducing suicide and improving support for those bereaved or affected by suicide?
We are working to empower people to help saves lives from suicide through connecting, educating, and campaigning nationally:
• Connecting: We listen and connect people to support through our free resources, such as our pioneering, award-winning Stay Alive app and our suicide prevention hub. Our app been recommended by NHS England and been downloaded nearly a million times.
• Educating: We offer bespoke and evidence-based consultation and training, co-designed to empower individuals, organisations, and communities to develop the skills and confidence to help save lives. To date they have trained over 60,000 people to have life-saving conversations.
• Campaigning: We help remove the stigma around suicide. We know that most suicides are preventable with timely intervention and the right support. We raise awareness through campaigning on the ground and influencing at a strategic level. Our most recent campaigns reached an estimated 10,000,000 people.
What are your current priorities?
Continuing to develop our bespoke suicide prevention training for all sectors and industries. Raising our profile so we can save more lives from suicide. Find funding and financial support to enable our free resources to develop and continue.
What are the current challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We urge for a joined up and collaborative approach to suicide prevention with similar charities and organisations so we can influence change together in society and at governmental level.
We are always seeking more funding and donations so we can reduce more suicides.