Wednesday 13 August 2014

World Suicide Prevention Day 10 September: Free Workshops and the Launch of UK’s First Suicide Prevention App

Grassroots Suicide Prevention warmly invites you to attend a day of activities at The Brighthelm Centre (North Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YD) to mark World Suicide Prevention Day in Brighton & Hove this September 10th.

9.30 am – 1.00 pm:  Free suicide alertness training for community members

Grassroots is delighted to be offering 60 free places on safeTALK (Suicide Alertness For Everyone) to community members, thanks to donations from One Cent Call, The Mucky Duck Pub and local fundraisers.  Learn more about the course and book a place here 

1.00 – 2.00 pm:   A *free lunch* will be provided for people staying on for the afternoon’s workshops.

2.00 – 3.15 pm:  Free workshops open to all (followed by a break)  Please RSVP to if you would like to attend the afternoon workshops and/or public session (see below). 

·         Self Help and resources for someone at risk of suicide
·         Developing suicide safer organisations and services
·         Mindfulness session

3.30 – 4.00 pm:  Resources Marketplace in the auditorium. 

Our stand will be taking pledge signatures, selling books, and giving out suicide prevention resources to the public.  Other local services will be represented too.  We have room for 1 or 2 other local organisations to have a stand.   Please get in contact if you would like to join us:  

4.00 – 6.00 pm:  Public session

We are thrilled to announce that we will use this session to launch two significant suicide prevention innovations:

·         The UK’s first suicide prevention app for smartphones and tablets
·         The UK’s first suicide prevention tool for people with learning disabilities

Confirmed speakers for the public session include:

·         Giles York (Chief Constable Sussex Police and Force lead for Diversity)
·         Ian Stevens (Suicide Prevention Programme Manager for Network Rail)
·         Lisa Rodrigues (former CEO of Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and new Grassroots Trustees)

The theme for World Suicide Prevention this year is ‘Suicide Prevention: One World Connected’ (  During the session we will also be hearing from international partners.

Grassroots Suicide Prevention gratefully acknowledges funding from Public Health Brighton & Hove City Council and Sussex Community Foundation which has enabled us to organise these events.

Please RSVP to if you would like to attend the afternoon workshops and/or public session.  We hope to see you there for what will be an inspiring and fun day.

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