Grassroots Suicide Prevention rewarded in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund

Besi Besemar November 18, 2014

Grassroots Suicide Prevention has been awarded £3,000 in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Brighton and Hove.

Grassroot suicide preventionFOLLOWING VOTES from over 1.5 million members of the public, Grassroots Suicide Prevention has been awarded a grant from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing their good work in the community.

Grassroots Suicide Prevention are a Brighton based charity with a simple but powerful goal: no one should have to contemplate suicide alone.

They work with locally and nationally with communities, organisations, services and individuals, helping them to become ready, willing and able to effectively support someone at risk of suicide.

Their work is centred upon two internationally recognised training packages: ASIST (suicide intervention) and SafeTALK (suicide alertness).

They will use the funds to train local people in a practical model of suicide intervention skills teaching local community members how to effectively intervene with friends, family members or others experiencing thoughts of suicide.  Their skills will help others avoid suicide and have a lasting impact.

Chris Brown, Director of Grassroots, says: “The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to Grassroots Suicide Prevention by enabling us to train local people in suicide prevention skills, leading to a suicide safer city and making a difference to the lives of hundreds of people in Brighton & Hove.”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities.

Nearly 1.5 million votes were cast for good causes across the country during the voting that took place between September 2 and October 10.

Over 700,000 people will be benefit either directly or indirectly from the good work the 1,400 good causes across the country will be able to deliver as a result of receiving a Community Fund 2014 award.

Lunch Positive the HIV lunch club came a close second in the local vote and will receive a grant of £2,000 from Lloyds Bank.

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