Tag Archives: Samaritans radar

Goodbye Samaritans Radar… hello Facebook report button

There’s no denying that suicide is a very real and serious problem. In 2013 over six thousand people in the UK took their own lives, a tragic figure which suicide prevention programmes rightly hope to reduce. But you might be … Continue reading

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A matter of opinion: are all views on mental health equally valid?

A couple of weeks ago I took Guardian journalist Hannah Jane Parkinson for the headline, “Samaritans Radar is a crude tool for flagging suicide risks – but it will save lives”. I baulked at the word “will” in the face … Continue reading

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Complaint to the Samaritans re: Radar app

FAO Chief Executive, The Samaritans. Re: Radar app. I wish to complain about the disastrous implementation of the Samaritans Radar app this week. The nature of my complaint is threefold. Firstly, you launched a risky and invasive app upon an … Continue reading

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