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Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

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About us

Media Enquiries

We appreciate the support we receive from journalists and broadcasters to raise awareness that, with appropriate support, young suicide can be prevented.

We comment on

  • young suicide statistics, facts and misconceptions.
  • topical issues such as impact of social media and lifestyle.
  • risk factors and warning signs.
  • advice and help provided by our HOPELineUK national helpline services.
  • raising awareness to reduce stigma.
  • our current campaigns, including internet safety, coroners’ verdicts, the impact of media comment
  • national, regional and local fundraising activity.

Media Guidelines

We proactively encourage and monitor responsible reporting of suicide, working with journalists, programme researchers and planners.

Our media strategies represent the experiences of families and friends bereaved by young suicide and our collaboration with leading experts in this field.

Download our Media Guidelines PDF


Contact our Press Office

For comment, interview requests and guidance on reporting young suicide
Rosemary Vaux
tel: 020 8943 5343
mobile: 07799 863 321.
email: pressoffice@papyrus-uk.org

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Suicide is the biggest killer of young people - male and female - under 35 in the UK. Many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

We are the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. We draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in our campaigns and in our work. We need more people who share our aims to join us to strengthen our voice - together we can save young lives.

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