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.
The internet can be a way of accessing support around suicidal feelings and self-harm. However, there are also risks: some content may act to exacerbate or encourage self-harm or suicidal behaviours.
Talking about internet use around suicide and self-harm can help health and social care practitioners understand a person's risk and identify if they have any unmet support needs.
How to direct patients towards support and safer spaces to explore suicide and self-harm online.
We're developing new tools and resources to help practitioners support service-users to stay safe online. Find out more about the project and how you can get involved.