If you or someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, having a safety plan can help you get through the tough moments.
Your safety plan starts with things you can do by yourself, such as thinking about your reasons to live and distracting yourself with enjoyable activities. It then moves on to coping strategies and people you can contact for support – your friends, family and health professionals.
Convenient and confidential, BeyondNow puts your safety plan in your pocket so you can access and edit it at any time. You can also email a copy to trusted friends, family or your health professional to help them support you.
BeyondNow is designed to be used as part of your overall mental wellbeing and safety strategy. It is not intended to be your only form of support. Ideally you should work with a health professional or support person to create your plan, at a time when you’re feeling calm and relaxed.
If you are in an emergency or at immediate risk of harm, please contact emergency services on triple zero (000).
Background to BeyondNow:
BeyondNow was developed by beyondblue and Monash University, and funded by donations from The Movember Foundation.
We’d like to acknowledge the involvement of our expert advisory committee, made up of leading researchers and practitioners in the suicide prevention field.
Special thanks also to the members of our consultation group for sharing their experiences of suicide and providing ideas, feedback and wisdom at every stage.
This is the first app of its kind in Australia. It uses a model developed by world-leading suicide prevention experts Professor Barbara Stanley (Columbia University, US) and Professor Gregory Brown (University of Pennsylvania, US).
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Ratings and Reviews
Great app, would recommend.
To LukeDogWater and other individuals who are in a similar situation, I want you to know that deciding to KEEP your life is the best decision you could possibly make.
As evident within the app, there are reasons for you to LIVE your life, although you may not realise it right now, it is true and you will.
As someone who has undergone the same experiences, I know very well that your situations WILL change - for the BETTER.
Please stay safe, there are those who care about you - including me.
Fantastic user friendly app!
This is a really comprehensive safety plan that allows you to make it as personalised as you need, but also provides lots of great suggestions for strategies and support if you're struggling to think of any yourself (which is often the case). I really like the feature of being able to add contacts straight from your phone book to call as part of your strategies. The plan covers several different aspects, such as warning signs, reasons to live, distractions, safety strategies, social and professional/emergency support. I'm a psychologist and I'll definitely be encouraging my clients to use this app. Great work beyond blue!
A reminder that life may be worth staying for
I've only recently gotten and used this app but in my eyes it is a good idea for people who suffer with depression, anxiety and other mood swings or dark thoughts. When we are in our darkest places and are on the verge of falling off the cliff this can help pull you back and avoid meeting that abyss early.
- Beyond Blue Limited
- 35.2 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2017 Beyond Blue Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.