New technology launched to help prevent suicides

11th Oct

R;pple is an interactive tool designed to present a visual prompt when a person searches for harmful keywords or phrases relating to the topic of self-harm or suicide.

These phrases include any words or terminology which have been identified as displaying potentially damaging online content.

Discretely intercepting harmful searches and providing signposting to 24/7, free mental health support at a time you are most vulnerable.

Figures from R;pple show there are 1.2m internet searches ways to take your own life every month, along with 5,691 suicides in England and Wales in 2019. 26% of deaths were attributed to suicide-related internet use in under 20s and 13% of deaths in 20-24 year-olds.

R;pple can be downloaded onto Chrome and Microsoft Edge by following the instructions below, or watching the video.

You can find out more about R;pple Suicide Prevention here.

Download to Google Chrome 

Download on Microsoft Edge

Watch the video