Online support

There is so much support available online, it can be difficult to know where to start. Although it is based in the UK, the website at mind.org.uk is a valuable source of information.

The links below will take you to some useful resources on the mind.org.uk website.

Side by Side

Side by Side is an online peer support community where you can talk openly about your feelings and your experiences with people who are experiencing the same. It’s a safe space where you can share as much as you feel comfortable with, where you can find out more about other people’s experiences and learn from them.

Think of it as a Facebook for mental health. You can:

  • Join and set up a personalised (anonymous) profile
  • Post comments and photos
  • Tag your posts to tell people you are looking for support
  • Have private message conversations.
  • Report things you’re worried about
  • Snooze messages and posts if you need to take a break

Take a look at further details.

R;pple suicide prevention

Guernsey Mind is please to support R;pple

R;pple is a suicide support tool developed by Alice Hendy. Alice lost her only sibling, her brother Josh, to suicide in November 2020.  He was 21. Josh had been researching techniques to take his own life via harmful internet searches.  

To ensure more help and support is given to individuals searching for harmful content online, Alice set up her own charity called R;ppleR;pple is a digital tool, which when 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, helplines and mental health services they can access both now and in the longer term, accompanied by messages of hope and encouragement to keep safe. 

R;pple has been downloaded millions of times around the world, and continues to intercept thousands of harmful online searches.

Please visit the R;pple website for further information so we can try and get this in as many organisations as possible.


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