We’re proud to be supporting Papyrus for RTR4. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK.
Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling. Papyrus’s vision is for a society which speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts. PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by a mother, Jean Kerr, from Lancashire following the loss 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. Today, PAPYRUS works in many ways to prevent young suicide. Visit Papyrus’s website for more details.