R;pple Suicide Prevention

R;pple Suicide Prevention was founded by Alice Hendy. Alice lost her only sibling, Josh, on 25th November 2020 to suicide at 21 years old. Josh had been researching techniques to take his own life via harmful internet searches. 

With a background in cyber technology and security, Alice saw an opportunity to intercept this harmful content and set up R;pple Suicide Prevention to ensure more help and support is given to individuals searching for harmful content online.
When Alice discovered her brother, Josh, had been researching harmful content online before he passed away, she felt compelled to do something to support people who feel like they have no alternative. She created R;pple.
R;pple provides an immediate, vibrant display on a user’s device when they search for online content relating to self-harm or suicide. R;pple consists of a powerful message of hope as well as providing a selection of mental health support resources in a range of different communicative options (call, text, webchat) from one of their charity partners.
Ripple’s purpose is to ensure immediate mental health support is presented to individuals following a harmful online search via innovative technology consisting of a choice of help and resources to prevent self-harm and suicide. Its mission is to intercept harmful content relating to self-harm and/or suicide and redirect users to mental health support if they are struggling to cope or in need immediate help.

R;pple’s vision is to ensure all users searching for harmful content online are presented with an opportunity of hope that things can and will get better. Through R;pple, an individual feeling despair and researching harmful content will be urged to instead seek the mental health support they deserve and need in a way that works best for them.

R;pple is in the very early stages, but Alice has the support of several MPs and has recently been nominated for an Entrepreneur of Excellence Award; she has also been recognised as a Rising Star for 2021.

Find out more at ripplesuicideprevention.com.

"This is amazing, thank you so so much! Making the shortlist means everything to me. Since I lost my brother just a few months ago, I have put absolutely everything into this project to ensure no other siblings wake up and feel how I feel when I open my eyes each morning. By being shortlisted to receive funding from the Matthew Good Foundation, I feel like my hard work has been worth it, and I'm so grateful to be considered.
Thank you for believing in me."

Alice, R;pple Suicide Prevention
"R;pple Suicide Prevention is an incredible charity that has achieved amazing things since setting up in December. They have made huge strides with a team of talented unpaid volunteers, but they need to raise funds to take things to the next level. Launching in the UK initially and with interest from abroad, R;pple has the potential to help so many people when they need it most. R;pple has a heart-breaking yet inspirational story that could make a huge difference to so many people at a time when more people than ever are struggling with their mental health."
Michelle Taft
Executive Director, Matthew Good Foundation