This week the focus is on supporting the mental health of children, young people and families who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual abuse. There are a range of resources to support children, staff and parents. There is also information about R;pple, an online tool that searches for harmful content. For example, if someone searches for suicide methods, the site will show messages of hope and a range of support numbers for the person to call. It was established after a member of the family died by suicide.
R;pple – digital tool that searches for harmful content online and offers support to anyone searching methods for suicide
R;pple is a digital tool, which if a user searches for harmful content online, they will first be guided through a filter of breathing exercises and then very simple, uncluttered and calmly presented strategies and forums, help lines and mental health services they can access both now and longer term: accompanied with messages of hope and encouragement to keep safe. It’s a free tool for the education sector and parents.