With young people’s mental health hitting the headlines, a Bristol-developed free app giving people easy, quick and discreet access to reliable information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts is now included on the NHS Apps Library. What does the distrACT app do? distrACT provides relevant information and advice – all in one single location –…
The Samaritans have published a report linking higher risk of suicide with inequality, and calling for greater awareness of the risks of suicide and for direct support to those with unstable employment, insecure housing, low income or in areas of socioeconomic deprivation. Socioeconomic disadvantage is a key risk factor for suicidal behaviour, and ‘Dying from…
Royal College of Psychiatrists publishs new leaflets to help those with suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self-harming
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has published three new information leaflets to help people who are distressed, are experiencing suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self-harming. The leaflets have been published in the run-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September. On 10 September a film– also called U Can Cope – was launched by a partnership of over 100 organisations (including the Royal College of Psychiatrists) promotes the message that there is always hope and there is always help.
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