Useful resources for CYP suicide prevention
Childline has advice for children having suicidal thoughts and information and tips for dealing with self-harm.
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is a UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional well-being in young people.
R;pple Suicide Prevention Tool is a free browser extension that signposts people who have searched for suicide or self-harm content to mental health support and advice. You should consider adding this extension to any computers your child has access to.
Samaritans are for anyone who’s struggling to cope or who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
The OLLIE Foundation provides advice on how to talk about suicide.
Useful APPS for CYP self-harm/suicide prevention (as recommended by Papyrus helpline users)
Stay Alive app is packed full of features with a mini safety plan, helpful resources, phone numbers, breathing techniques and strategies for staying safe from suicide.
Calm Harm is developed by a Clinical Psychologist and is designed to help people to resist or manage the urge to self-harm. As with lots of apps, it is password protected making sure that all information can be kept private. It can help you to express feelings in a different way and provides safe alternatives to self-injury.
Mood Panda is an interactive mood diary. It enables users to update and track their moods, helping young people to understand what’s happening and what has an effect on their moods. It even has a feature to print out personal weekly and monthly mood history for use in therapy sessions or for self-care.
MoodGYM is an interactive program to help young people with low mood. Based on cognitive behaviour and interpersonal therapy, it consists of five modules which help to explore why you feel the way you do. The app helps you to recognise what makes you upset and helps you to change the way you think. It also features interpersonal and assertiveness training skills.
Voda.co is an LGBTQIA+ mental wellness app developed with leading NHS LGBTQIA+ psychotherapists: it provides self-guided digital therapy programmes derived from mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Pacifica: more than a meditation app was recommended by Papyrus helpline advisors for young people.