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2 comments on “Annual Review 2018-19

  1. Jude Gidney on

    Keep up the great work. I wish I knew of it in January when my son took his life.
    I’m interested to know how Papyrus communicates with the general public.
    We were afraid to talk about suicide with my son as we felt it was wrong. Now we find out differently and feel guilty. But we didn’t know where to look. So much available now we have the time to look.

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    • PAPYRUS on

      Hi Jude, thank you for getting in touch and for your support. We’re so sorry to hear about the loss of your son to suicide in January. PAPYRUS was formed by parents who lost children to suicide and these experiences inform a lot of the work we do. If you need any suicide bereavement support, now or in the future, please have a look at this page of our website: https://papyrus-uk.org/support-organisations/

      PAPYRUS communicates with the general public in several ways. We share messages on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube). We run advertising campaigns to reach the general public, in the past this has included radio advertising. We provide interviews and comment for suicide prevention related news stories on TV, Radio and Print media. There’s also training work we do in communities across the UK, which we use to equip people with the means to identify and support those at risk of suicide. But we know there is always more we can do to try and get our messaging out there. And we are working on new campaigns to try and reach as many people as possible.

      Society at large still believes talking about suicide makes it more likely to happen. Following the terrible tragedy of a suicide many people contact us sharing feelings of guilt. So please understand you are not alone with this feeling and that you are not responsible for what happened.

      Please do have a look at the support we’ve linked to above – SOBS are a charity that offer bereavement support for a suicide loss, with local support groups available in many areas.

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