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Public Involvement in Suicide Prevention II: The Stranger on the Bridge

The Stranger on the Bridge

The Stranger on the Bridge research project is a partnership between the University of Exeter, Jonny Benjamin MBE, maker of the award-winning Channel 4 documentary of the same name, and Neil Laybourn, the original ‘Stranger on the Bridge’.

The aim of the project is to equip members of the public to recognise and reach out to someone in a public place who may be contemplating suicide.

To do this we are seeking to:

  • Understand the Stranger on the Bridge scenario from the point of view of those who have been involved, both those who have contemplated taking their own lives and those who have tried to stop them
  • Use this knowledge to develop some clear and simple public education resources.
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