Ripple suicide prevention charity
Alice Hendy is an IT and Cyber Security Specialist working at QBE Insurance.
In November 2020, Alice’s life changed forever when her only sibling, her brother Josh, took his own life at just 21 years old.
Josh had been researching techniques to take his own life via harmful internet searches. The content available online following a search of this nature currently provides mental health support in one format; a helpline.
To ensure more help and support is given to individuals searching for harmful content online, Alice set up R;pple Suicide Prevention.
R;pple is a digital tool, which if a user searches for harmful content online, they will first be guided through a filter of breathing exercises and then very simple, uncluttered and calmly presented strategies and forums, help lines and mental health services they can access both now and longer term: accompanied with messages of hope and encouragement to keep safe.