The internet can be an invaluable resource for individuals experiencing self-harm and suicidal feelings, however, it can also provide access to content that can be distressing and triggering.
Samaritans, in partnership with government and digital sector partners, are developing a hub of online excellence in suicide prevention.
Professionals who encounter self-harm and suicide content can contact us for support and advice.
Our guidance offers practical tips for sites and platforms hosting user-generated self-harm and suicide content.
Guidance for young people on staying safe online when finding support for themselves or trying to support others.
How to talk to your child about self-harm and suicide content online.
Guides to help people who provide support around suicide and self-harm. Find out how to talk about online activity and respond to any concerns.
At Samaritans we believe it's important to create a suicide-safer internet for everyone, while still making sure the support the internet provides remains available.
Samaritans needs your help to understand the effects of online self-harm and suicide content and how we can make the Internet a safer space for everyone.