The suicide prevention app, Stay Alive, is now available for people in Kent and Medway. With lots of useful information and tools to help individuals stay safe in a crisis, Stay Alive can help both people who may be having thoughts of suicide and those concerned about someone else.
As well as useful advice on how to help people stay safe in the moment, crucially Stay Alive contains features which people can customise to help them at moments of crisis, such as:
- a mini safety plan where they can note actions they will take and people they will call if they feel they cannot stay safe from suicide
- a LifeBox to which they can upload photos from their phones, reminding them of their reasons to stay alive
- details of people who can help if they are having thoughts of suicide, contactable direct from their device
- a wellness plan to support recovery, with a place for positive thoughts, inspirations and ideas.
The app was put together by a charity, Grassroots Suicide Prevention, with input from young people and adults with mental health problems, and from mental health professionals. It is funded locally by the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) which has ensured it includes local information, including on Release the Pressure.
The app is available from:
the Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stay-alive/id915458967
& the Android Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.org.suicideprevention.stayalive