The #BrotherStayAlive - create your own safe space App
Date: Sunday 30 Dec 2018
Time: To be confirmed
Launch date to be announced and confirmed.
The #BrotherStayAlive App
“I have used this app with volunteers and service users across the UK and the feedback is consistently positive. People have used it when in crisis and say it is literally life-saving.” Suffolk User Forum Survey 2017
This app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you 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.
In addition to the resources, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a LifeBox where you can store photos and memories that are important to you.
You can also read the strategies for staying safe, explore the tips on how to stay grounded when you’re feeling overwhelmed, try the guided-breathing exercises and support your own wellness by creating your own interactive Wellness Plan.
The app links you directly to local and national crisis resources, so you won't need to carry around slips of paper with contact details on, it's all stored there within the app. If the resource isn't listed, simply add in your own.
- Import safety contacts who can help if you are having thoughts of suicide, direct from your device.
- Create your own Wellness Plan for your recovery. A place for your positive thoughts, inspirations, and ideas.
- Equal breathing exercises to distract you from negative thoughts and help you stay calm.
- Quick access to UK national crisis support helplines
- Quick access to local crisis services in Brighton & Hove, Sussex, Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, Greater Manchester, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire (coming soon: Suffolk and Brothers in Arms Scotland)
- A mini-safety plan that can be filled out by a person considering suicide
- A LifeBox to which the user can upload photos from their phone reminding them of their reasons to stay alive
- Safety contacts page
- Strategies for staying safe from suicide
- How to help a person thinking about suicide
- Wellness Plan for your recovery, a place for your positive thoughts, inspirations and ideas.
- Suicide myth-busting
- Research-based reasons for living
- Online support services and other helpful apps
- Suicide bereavement resources
“This weekend I found the online support list and the keeping safe for now section helpful and made me feel less lonely. Unlike so many mental health apps yours is not patronising and doesn't claim to 'fix' anyone. No app will ever be able to fix me but yours kept me company during a very long, dark weekend. Thank you for that.”
Anonymous, via Facebook
Screenshots of the app in action