Stay Alive is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help people stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
Some of the app’s evidence-based features include:
• Find Help Now - Quick access to a large database of UK national and local crisis support, and online support services.
• LifeBox - A place to store life-affirming photos, videos, and audio.
• Safety Plan - A customisable plan that can be filled out by a person considering suicide.
• Wellness Plan - A place to store positive thoughts, inspiration, ideas.
• Reasons For Living - A place to keep statements reminding you why you should stay alive.
• Worried about Someone - Guidance and advice for those supporting others in crisis.
• Myths about Suicide – A place where common myths about suicide are debunked.
Stay Alive is a confidential app, free to access and does not contain any advertisements. Stay Alive is currently available in 14 languages: Bulgarian,
Danish, English, Finnish, French, Italian, German, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, and Welsh.
Stay Alive is an award-winning app designed and developed by charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention, with clinical expertise provided by Sussex
Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. During development, extensive consultation took place on the content of the app through local focus groups of people with lived experience, a team of mental health professionals, along with an online survey with 300+ participants. Since launch the app has gone through numerous iterations, with ongoing developments in terms of functionality and user-interface, in response to user testing and feedback.
We aim to respond to all reviews within two weeks. If you have any questions or experience any issues with the app, please email us at app@prevent-
suicide.org.uk and we will endeavour to work quickly to resolve any problems as soon as possible.
All guidance and information within the app are reviewed and updated every 6 months to check all resources are updated and links are in working order. The app is fully compliant with GDPR and international data management standards.
• “Just downloaded and looked through your Stay Alive app which is excellent (I’m a GP putting together information resources to give out to patients who may be at risk of suicide). It’s really, really good and I’m so impressed, particularly by ability to add photos from camera roll.” - Dr Helen Ashdown.
• “This is the next best thing to a friend sitting with me, holding my hand when I am down and out.”- Dr Sangeeta Mahajan.
• “The Stay Alive app is a life saver. This is not just a turn of phrase, but it actually saves lives of those who have thoughts of suicide” – Ian Stringer.
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Ratings and Reviews
Some excellent resources, needs improvement
I was recommended by a mental health nurse to download this app following a suicide attempt. I have used all of its features, including the life box and the safety plan and the many links to helplines, web chats and other helpful sites. It’s very simple to use, and not at all complicated or overly colourful - as that can be off-putting and frustrating when you’re in a dark, low mood. If I feel myself on the brink of a crisis again, I know I can use the advice available on the app, or contact one of the many helplines or organisations it lists. It also gives me a place to put other personal contacts I can go to for help. The breathing exercise is also good for a simple inhale-exhale thing you can do when it all gets too much.
As for improvements, perhaps certain pages on the app could be quicker and easier to reach in less clicks. The design could do with a smoother update. And it could have more options to customise the app to meet the specific needs of each user - e.g. easily available resources on a particular issue that the user can put on their homepage, whether it’s addiction or self-harm or bipolar, etc.
The App itself is brilliant. Full of information you need in a time of crisis.
Unfortunately more and more people are becoming depressed. In my 20 years of being alive I’ve heard of Atleast 7 incidents where children in primary school have committed suicide.
This is really disturbing. I hope that the age restriction can be lowered as many young people who have committed suicide at such a young age are not able to get help from people close to them (not all but some)
Mental health is a BIG issue! Covid-19 is impacting people of all ages and this really needs to be addressed. Instead of being left to worry in fear and uncertainty, lets make a difference in mental well-being.
Stress is one of the number one causes for health issues, including weakened immune systems. Improving our overall health will have outstanding results.
Great app overall! Just wish the age restriction was lower or unrestricted so anyone can use this.
Good but age restrictions
This is a good app for mental health and stuff but the age restrictions should be lowered as I’m 13 and have had depression since I was 11 and I know for a fact many primary school children have depression but adults put it off cause they’re kids. This is why the age restrictions should be lowered, so that kids can get the help they’re needing as well. Apart from that this is good 😁
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