ENGLAND: Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention App Launched in Bristol

December 08, 2017
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BBC News

A new phone app in Bristol, England, is available to people who are considering suicide or self-harm. Developed by local company Expert Self-Care and certified by the National Health Service, the app provides information on where to seek help in a crisis. It currently lists services in Bristol and may be expanded to include resources in other areas. Designed to be easily accessible and discreet, the app offers a more private option for seeking help than a computer search. "An app is a safe alternative to put in people's hands. So if they're thinking about self-harm or have self-harmed they can have a resource at their fingertips," said Naomi Salisbury of Bristol charity Self-injury Support. "It's something that's discreet, private, and you can access at any time and that's what people who contact our services tell us they want.”

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