RIPPLE - Putting an End to harmful online searches
Alice Hendy lost her only sibling, her brother Josh, on November 25, 2020, to suicide at 21 years old. Josh had been researching techniques to take his own life via harmful internet searches. To ensure more help and support is given to individuals searching for harmful content online, Alice set up R;pple Suicide Prevention Charity. R;pple is a digital tool that, if a user searches for harmful content online, will first be guided through a filter of breathing exercises and then very simple, uncluttered, and calmly presented strategies and forums, help lines, and mental health services they can access both now and longer term: accompanied with messages of hope and encouragement to keep safe. It’s a free tool for the education sector and parents.