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Closed 03/09/2021

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£9,704
raised of £50,000 target by 227 supporters

    Weʼve raised £9,704 to support the build of a life saving tool: R;pple Suicide Prevention following the death of my little brother.

    United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 3rd September 2021

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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 Prevention7 months ago
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      R;pple Suicide Prevention

      7 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 Prevention7 months ago
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      7 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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    8 months ago

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    Supporters

    227

    • From Sandie and Len

      From Sandie and Len

      Aug 23, 2021

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 20, 2021

    • Frank D

      Frank D

      Aug 18, 2021

      In memory of your brother and in support to R;pple

      £50.00

    • William Terry

      William Terry

      Aug 14, 2021

      :)

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 5, 2021

      ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT OF THIS DONATION IN MEMORY OF HARRISON DE GEORGE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.Please respond to: trish@powercomp.co.uk

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 5, 2021

      £30.00

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      Anonymous

      Jul 3, 2021

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