What we've been up to this month:

  • PAPYRUS is 20 in 2017! Our last event to mark this occasion will take place on Saturday 1st April in Warrington. We brought the PAPYRUS community together at our events in Birmingham on Saturday 25th February and in London on Saturday 11th March – thank you so much to everyone who attended
  • We are still on the look-out for volunteers! Help #talkthroughthetaboo of young suicide – we have two current volunteering opportunities available. We are looking for people aged 18+ who live in the North West and Cheshire – find out more on our website
  • Our March Newsletter is now out! Read about our work to smash suicide stigma, build suicide-safer communities, campaign for change, and much more to prevent young suicide. Read this edition of PAPYRUS News
  • Want to take action to save young lives but not sure how? Check our new infographic with 15 ways to help us prevent young suicide

Papyrus info graphic

  • We’re leading a campaign to change outdated law around suicide. Suicide was decriminalised in 1961, yet we still apply the Criminal Standard of Proof to suicide. It's offensive, increases stigma and obscures the true number of lives lost each year. Help us to change that - raise awareness and write to your MP today. Read more on how you can take action to #stopsuicidestigma
  • Stressed about upcoming exams? Know someone who is? Check out our tips for coping with exam stress
  • We welcome the recommendations made in the Health Committee's suicide prevention report. The report supports our call to change the use of the Criminal Standard of Proof for suicide. We will continue to press the Government to accept and act upon these recommendations. Read our response to the report
  • A free guide has been launched in Wales this week to help people who are bereaved by suicide - part of our work with the Wales National Advisory Group for suicide prevention
  • The pressures affecting young girls' mental health today - our HOPELineUK helpline manager speaks to The Huffington Post