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.
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.
Professionals who encounter self-harm and suicide content can contact us for support and advice.
We've co-developed guidance with practitioners and people with lived experience to help them have safe and supportive conversations about online use around suicide and self-harm.
At Samaritans, we believe it is important to help people avoid harmful online content, whilst making sure the support that the Internet can provide 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.