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R;pple Suicide Prevention

R;pple Suicide Prevention is crowdfunding

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£7,800
raised of £50,000 target by 197 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to support the build of a life saving tool: R;pple Suicide Prevention following the death of my little brother.

United Kingdom
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I am raising money to fund the build of an innovative and life saving online tool designed to encourage users in crisis to utilise a range of mental health support services available to them.

On 25th November 2020, our lives changed forever. Our beloved son and brother Josh took his own life by suicide at just 21 years of age. Josh had been practising how to tie a noose using his headphone cable following significant online research and searching.

There are 1.2 million internet searches for ways to take your own life every month - Suicide Forum, 2018

Sadly, words, sentences, questions and phrases relating to self-harm and suicide are far too readily available online to aid individuals in taking their own life.

To provide a safer space online, Alice (Josh's sister) has set up R;pple. R;pple is an online monitoring tool which flags potentially harmful content and replaces it with a range of mental health support channels for users in crisis.

​Harmful online search results can add a level of vulnerability to individuals by reinforcing their feelings, legitimising their thoughts and providing users with the ways and means to act on their contemplations.​

We need your help to ensure we can build this tool and save thousands of lives from ending too soon.

R;pple displays support in a bold, visual way, and contains a message of hope as well as a range of mental health support services (helplines, text services, webchat facilities, self help tools) before any content relating to self-harm or suicide are displayed. Through this initiative, a user feeling despair and searching for distressing material online will be urged to instead seek the support they require in order to gain access to mental health support.

The R;pple page acts as an interception to encourage users to visit a mental health support page from one of our charity partners as an alternative to viewing harmful online results.​

Alice's story can be accessed here .

The R;pple Suicide Prevention website can be found here.

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  • R;pple Suicide Prevention3 months ago
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    3 months ago

    R;pple would like to thank Team Manny to the Monks 13 friends and family of Harrison are cycling 225 miles from Manchester to Chandlers Ford over 3 days in June 2021 following the loss of Harrison to suicide in Dec 2020. The team are cycling in his memory to raise money for R;pple. https://linktr.ee/mannytothemonks Manny to the Monks team: Izzy De George, Nick Worledge, Billy Simpkin, Tom Roseveare, Dan Shaw, Fin Hampton, Robbie Whiting, Chris Iles, Becky Holden, Ollie Rowe, Joe Rouse,Matt Petley, Adam Savage, Matt Kilford, Amy Clarke

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  • R;pple Suicide Prevention3 months ago
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    3 months ago

    R;pple would like to thank the fundraising team - The Untitled Game Changers! The Untitled Game-Changers (“UGC”) are raising money for R;pple by completing a marathon on 27th March 2021 whilst bearing 20KG of additional weight each. The UGC team: • Oliver Shores - British Army • Max Pearce - Investment Banking • Mario Fragale - Musician/Model • Matthew Pearson - Photographer • Matthew Holland - Sports Therapist A close friend of the team has recently suffered in silence with mental health.This inspired us to stand up and make a change.

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Page last updated on: 5/10/2021 19.52

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197

  • Liz Regan

    Liz Regan

    May 10, 2021

    Wonderful idea, well worth supporting.Thank you for doing this.So sorry about your brother.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 5, 2021

  • Adrienne Leach

    Adrienne Leach

    Apr 28, 2021

    This is amazing what you are doing Alice. You are an inspiration and I wish you every success in reaching your goal.

    £10.00

  • Kerry Baldock

    Kerry Baldock

    Apr 28, 2021

    This is a great initiative and could make such a difference - I wish you all the best in reaching your goal.

  • Kelly Chambers

    Kelly Chambers

    Apr 27, 2021

    It's amazing what you're doing Alice and so necessary. I wish you all the luck in the world with R;pple being a success! Kelly x

  • Trudie Fell

    Trudie Fell

    Apr 24, 2021

    A much needed intervention. I wish you and your parents all the very best. Thank you for channelling your grief into such positive action.

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    Anonymous

    Apr 20, 2021

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