Following on from World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, we are keen to show the progress that has been made in our Suicide Safer strategy. Ripple Suicide Prevention charity have developed a browser extension (R;pple) for computers and desktops to provide more help and support to individuals who are conducting searches related to self-harm or suicide online.
As part of our wider commitment to the wellbeing of our staff/students, we will be one of the first organisations in the country to implement R;pple across our [number] devices from [date].
Suicide is the leading cause of death in people aged 20 to 34 in the UK. On average, over 5 young people take their lives each day and over 200 schoolchildren are lost to individuals dying by suicide.
- Free browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari and Opera
- Downloadable on non-University/Business devices too
Suicide prevention and support
- 10 September – World Suicide Prevention Day
- You are not alone
- Where to get help: at the University/Business (staff and students), SHOUT, CALM, Hub Of Hope
- Reminder to take free Zero Suicide Alliance training support
Recommended Communications approach and plan
- Communications to include trigger warnings and signpost to support
- Communications to not use the phrase ‘commit suicide’
- To be supportive and sensible
- To include mitigation statement