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Papyrus Governance

PAPYRUS was founded in 1997

PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by a mother, Jean Kerr, from Lancashire following the death of her son to suicide. PAPYRUS was initially set up as the Parents’ Association for the Prevention of Young Suicide, hence the name PAPYRUS.

Since 1997, PAPYRUS has continued to listen to and learn from the experiences of those personally touched by young suicide.

PAPYRUS is governed by a board of trustees all of which have been personally touched by suicide, many of whom have lost a child to suicide. The board of trustees is responsible for our governance and the strategic direction of the charity as well as supporting the Senior Management Team in delivering on our key priorities; Support, Equip and Influence. Find out more about our trustees.

PAPYRUS Chairman Harry Biggs-Davison has shared his own story about losing a child to suicide which you can read here.


Confidentiality Policy

Privacy Policy

Risk Assessment – COVID-19

Staying COVID-19 Secure

Annual Report and Accounts

The full Annual Report and Accounts for the charity are available here.

Download our PAPYRUS Annual Review 2017-18 here.

Download our PAPYRUS Annual Review 2018-19 here.

Download our PAPYRUS Annual Review 2019-20 here.

Risk Assessment – COVID-19 Staying COVID-19 Secure Thinking of Suicide?

Our Funding Partners

Below are our current funding partners. If you wish to donate or become a funding partner, please get in touch for more information.


Below are our current memberships we hold. If you require further details please contact us.

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