About The Ripple Effect
The Ripple Effect is an online intervention designed to investigate what works to reduce the self-stigma (negative attitudes you have towards yourself) and perceived-stigma (negative attitudes you believe others have about you) among males from the farming community, aged 30-64 years, who have been bereaved by suicide, attempted suicide, cared for someone who attempted suicide, have had thoughts of suicide, or been touched by suicide in some other way. The intervention will provide:
- Opportunity for anonymously sharing experiences in a peer-supported environment.
- Opportunity to increase knowledge and literacy about the experience of suicide (challenging suicide myths and framing experience in a contextual way, facilitating help-seeking where required).
- Encouragement for a positive cycle by which the disruption of the negative feedback of self-stigma and perceived-stigma will also reduce stigma in others.
Who is The Ripple Effect for?
The Ripple Effect is for anyone affected by suicide, however it has been specifically designed for males from the farming community, aged 30-64 years, who have been affected by suicide.
Is there a cost to use The Ripple Effect?
How to access The Ripple Effect’s services
The Ripple Effect is available online at https://therippleeffect.com.au/. In order to complete the program, the user must provide their age, gender, postcode, and email address.