Tetcon Tear-Resistant Anti-Suicide Smock (Navy Blue)
The Tetcon Tear-Resistant Anti-Suicide Smock (Navy Blue) is specifically designed using decades of research into suicide and self-harm prevention. The gown is a loose fitting V-neck shaped like a traditional hospital gown that's made using thick fabric that cannot be rolled into a rope or noose for maximum safety and security in the event of a mental health emergency or crisis.
- 1 x V-Neck Anti-Suicide Smock
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 for the purposes of self-harm.
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. It is designed to fit loose and baggy for an inobtrusive, non-restrictive fit.
Key Features and Benefits
- Tear-resistant fabric prevents the garment being deconstructed
- V-Neck design is soft, comfortable and loose fitting
- Lack of a double neckline maximises comfort
- Stiff and thick material cannot be rolled into a noose
- No use of restraints or "submission points"
- 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
It's important to keep patients comfortable in the event of a crisis. Clothes and restraints that are restrictive can make the situation a whole lot worse.
If a double neckline is going to make your patient or prisoner aggressive or you think the traditional style of anti-suicide vest might increase anxiety in a mental health patient, a V-Neck Suicide Gown is perfect.
Thick, tear resistant fabric is the number one requirement for an anti-suicide smock. This is because any garment that has seams or 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.
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 V-Neck Anti-Suicide Smock massively reduces the chance of self-harm and suicide during an acute mental-health crisis.
Is Another Colour Available?
Absolutely. Click the link below to view this exact Anti-Suicide Garment in White:
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% Polyamide
- Colour: Navy Blue