Thank you for taking an interest in completing this survey. We’re looking to hear from anyone who has experienced thoughts of suicide, attempted suicide, supported someone who has been suicidal or people bereaved by suicide. Some of the questions may bring up difficult feelings, and we’d urge you to consider whether you feel comfortable and safe in completing the questionnaire before starting.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to advise a panel of people who will be deciding on which of a number of great innovations will help people at risk of suicide, with the aim of reducing the number of people who die from suicide. Throughout this process we want to make sure that your experiences are at the heart of this decision-making process, and that we’re guided what people actually want and will use. The information you give will be completely confidential and we won’t ask you for your details or personal information at any point.

If you are affected by this issue, help is available

Samaritans offer a free 24-hour national helpline, seven days a week for people thinking about or affected by suicide. Telephone 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

NHS Choices is a free 24-hour national helpline providing health advice seven days a week. Call 111.

C.A.L.M is a free national helpline for men to talk about any issues. Call 0800 58 58 58.

Papyrus helps people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling or anyone concerned about a young person. Telephone free 0800 068 4141, text 07786 209697 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org.

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* 1. About your experience: How would you categorise your experience of suicide?

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* 2. If your experience is in supporting someone else, what’s your relationship with them?

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* 3. What sort of support or services have you experience with, either as an individual or when supporting someone else? You can select multiple options.

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* 4. What words would you use to describe your experiences of support in the past?

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* 5. What words would you use to describe your ideal experience of support?

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* 6. Main Questions: What interventions have really helped when you or someone you care about has had suicidal thoughts?

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* 7. Thinking about when you or someone you care about has been recovering from feeling suicidal or being in crisis, what kind of contact or support did you/they experience in the days, weeks or months following?

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* 8. Thinking about when you or someone you care about has been recovering from feeling suicidal or being in crisis, what kind of contact or support would have helped?

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* 9. If you or the person you’ve supported have used technology when things have been really tough, which apps or websites have you used that have helped when you’ve felt suicidal? What in particular was it about them that helped?

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* 10. Are there any particular factors that you recognise bring on feelings of suicide? Have there been particular things that have helped you before you begin to feel suicidal?

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* 11. What other things might support someone in a future crisis, or help prevent them getting into that crisis?

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* 12. When you’ve or someone you care about has been in crisis, what has helped and what has hindered?

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* 13. What do you wish had been in place to help?

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* 14. If someone were trying to come up with solutions to help people experiencing suicidal feelings, what advice would you give them?

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* 15. What different ways do you think would work for creating support solutions? Eg telephone support, meetings, apps…

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