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Today is Suicide Prevention Day

Gary Hart September 10, 2016

Grassroots Suicide Prevention will mark World Suicide Prevention Day in Brighton & Hove on Saturday, September 10 with a day of activities at the Synergy Centre on West Street, Brighton.

Basic CMYKThe theme for World Suicide Prevention Day this year is Connect, Communicate and Care. All planned activities as part of this event will be centred around these three key themes.

9.30am ‚Äď 1.00 pm: ¬†Grassroots will be¬†offering 30 free places on safeTALK (Suicide Alertness For Everyone) to members of the community, thanks to donations from members of the public who have fundraised for Grassroots via their JustGiving page.

To book your ticket for this training, click here:

1.30pm ‚Äď 2.00 pm: Resource Marketplace: the Grassroots stand will be taking pledge signatures and sharing suicide prevention resources with the public. ¬†Other local services will be represented too, including ¬†Rethink‚Äôs Survivors of Suicide, MindOut and Samaritans.

2:00pm – 4.00pm: Main event

The main event will include:

♦         the presentation of new research findings from Grassroots’ award-winning Stay Alive suicide prevention app.

♦        guest speakers including:

♦         Queer Pakistani trans activist Sabah Choudrey (watch his TEDX talk here)

♦        Sangeeta Mahajan (the latter by video; read her blog here)

♦        Josh Quiglley, the Tartan Explorer (also by video)

‚ô¶ ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† A two-minute’s silence, memorial tree and candles to remember those we have lost to suicide and those who are survivors

♦         Celebrate suicide prevention activities in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas

♦        Learn about the Five Ways to Wellbeing in the context of the event themes

♦        Plus, a special announcement!

The afternoon event is free.

To book your free ticket, click here:

Grassroots Suicide Prevention received funding from Public Health Brighton & Hove City Council to stage this event.