Suicide and mental health awareness has been an increasingly hot topic over the past few years, even more so now in the grips of the pandemic. More time at home has meant more time online. While that has been a shelter for some providing entertainment, connection, and fun; for others it can be a downward spiral. The internet is often an unchecked place, where content following a harmful online search is far too readily available.
Alice Hendy joins Inside the Sweeps to discuss her personal story and R;pple Suicide Prevention, a charity created from her own family tragedy. With help from Netsweeper, Alice was able to launch the R;pple Tool which looks to reduce exposure to harmful online content relating to self-harm and suicide while also providing immediate support to those experiencing a mental health crisis.