AN AUTHOR has promised to donate part of the proceeds from his new book to a suicide prevention charity.

Matt Haig, who lives in Brighton will donate more than £,7000 from the sales of his latest release, The Comfort Book, to Grassroots Suicide Prevention.

The 46-year-old will be putting part of his donation towards the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge – an annual matched funding campaign where any donation made to the charity will be doubled.

Matt said: “I will be donating to Grassroots, as I feel they offer far more practical support than I ever could. I just want to try and make some people feel a tiny bit less alone.

“Grassroots Suicide Prevention do invaluable, practical work that makes a difference in the real world.

“They are dedicated to helping prevent suicide and offer training and education to thousands of people and organisations. I’m proud to support them in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge.”

Matt, who is a Sunday Times bestselling author, has written openly about his own experience with suicidal though and how he overcame them.

He wrote about his experiences in his non-fiction book, Reasons to Stay Alive.

In his most recent release, The Comfort Book, Matt writes about finding hope and reassurance when going through a dark time.

Rachael Swann, chief executive at Grassroots Suicide Prevention said: “Matt Haig has worked with us before, and we are so grateful for his ongoing support.

“Over the last two years, we have had a significant increase for the needs of all our services, including over 200 per cent increase in requests across the UK for mental health and suicide prevention training courses.

“So, Matt’s decision to have his donation matched through The Big Give means that he has doubled the resources to help further our life-saving work.”

Donations to Grassroots Suicide Prevention through The Big Give, where the money will be doubled, is from this link: , of you can visit:

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