Suicide Bereavement Support Networks directory

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, 10 December 2014

Susan Quinn in the Adult Mental Health Network has created a list of useful links and contact details for helplines, support groups, networks and resources for service users and families affected by suicide.  This list is for use by LCFT staff so that they can direct service users and their families to external sources of support, help and advice.

Click here to view the document.

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Samaritans Launches Twitter App To Help Identify Vulnerable People

The Samaritans, 29 October 2014

Samaritans, the leading suicide prevention charity, has launched Samaritans Radar – a free web application that monitors your friends’ Tweets, alerting you if it spots anyone who may be struggling to cope. The app gives users a second chance to see potentially worrying Tweets, which might have otherwise been missed.

Created by digital agency Jam using Twitter’s API, Samaritans Radar uses a specially designed algorithm that looks for specific keywords and phrases within a Tweet. It then sends an email alert to the user with a link to the Tweet it has detected, and offers guidance on the best way of reaching out and providing support.

Click here for further information.