Tetcon Professional Anti-Suicide Smock (Blue)
Caring for suicidal or at-risk individuals with a propensity for self-harm means that the duty of care widens. Care that remains dignified and comfortable but that also takes into account all possible methods of self-harm and suicide is a must.
The Tetcon Professional Anti-Suicide Smock (Blue) is a tear-resistant garment designed for patients and prisoners in mental health wards, hospitals and incarceration facilities. Fashioned with a double neckline that prevents the wearer rolling it into a rope or noose, the Tetcon Anti-Suicide Smock prevents the user causing harm to themselves during an acute mental health crisis.
What Is a Suicide Smock?
Used in prisons, hospitals and on mental health wards, a suicide smock is a one-piece garment designed to greatly minimise the risk of suicide and self-harm in individuals experiencing an intense and acute mental health crisis. The fabric is firm and rigid to prevent the garment being rolled into a noose and the inclusion of a double neckline means that the garment cannot be torn or split.
How Does a Suicide Smock Prevent Self Harm?
By preventing the user tearing and splitting the garment down, the risk of forming a noose using salvaged fibres is greatly, greatly reduced. The tear-resistant fabric also prevents the wearer gaining access to the soft foam inside the garment, meaning it cannot be stripped down, stored or ingested.
Where Are Tetcon Suicide Smocks Used?
Tetcon Suicide Smocks are used to dress at-risk individuals who pose a threat to themselves due to self harming behaviour. They are commonly found and used in:
- Assisted Living Complexes
- Healthcare Facilities
- Sober Living Facilities
- Rehabilitation Facilities
- Mental Health Institutions
- Visitation Centres
- Halfway Houses
- Homeless Shelters
Sizing Information for the Tetcon Tear-Resistant Anti-Suicide Smock
The Tetcon Anti-Suicide Gown is a "one-size fits most" garment designed for both men and women with a length of 125cm. Please view the image below to see how a correctly fitted gown looks on both a man and a woman of differing heights:
Key Features and Benefits
- Tear-resistant fabric prevents the garment being deconstructed
- Stiff and thick material cannot be rolled into a noose
- No use of restraints or "submission points"
- Double neckline maximises safety
- Dignified way to dress a suicidal individual in crisis
- Fire-retardant outer shell with a soft 100% polyester foundation
- Made to a single, one-size fits most design
Thick, tear resistant fabric is the number one requirement for an anti-suicide smock. This is because any garment that has seams, weak points that can be ripped through or fabric that isn't tear-resistant can be easily deconstructed to form a series of garments capable of allowing the user to cause harm to themselves with.
Iron-on Yarn Finish at Neck, Sleeves and Belly
To prevent rips and tears, the Tetcon Anti-Suicide Smock features an iron-on yarn finish at the neck, sleeves and belly. This prevents the wearer removing the garment and stripping the seams down to form a piece of fabric that could be rolled into a noose.
One-Size Fits All
Made in a single, universal size, the Tetcon Anti-Suicide Gown comfortably fits both men and women. The fit feels loose and baggy so as not to interfere with the comfort of the wearer.
Suicide Prevention at Every Step
The Tetcon Anti-Suicide Smock is all about minimising the self-harm risk a vulnerable individual poses to themselves when under the care of a healthcare or incarceration facility.
Made with extreme attention paid to all the possible risks an individual can pose to themselves whilst wearing a gown, the Tetcon Anti-Suicide Smock significantly reduces the chance of self-harm and suicide during a mental-health crisis.
Is Another Colour Available?
Absolutely. Click the link below to view this exact Anti-Suicide Garment in Green:
Low temperature drying and iron at low temperature. Do not bleach and do not dry clean. Was at a temperature no higher than 60°C.
Specifications and Dimensions
- Length: 125cm
- Material: 100% Polyester
- Colour: Blue