Beyond Now Safety Planning

Beyond Now Safety Planning provides an app and website for you to create a step-by-step plan to stay safe when you are overwhelmed or having thoughts of suicide.

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What is the Beyond Now Safety Planning app?

Beyond Now is an app for people to make a step-by-step plan to help them stay safe when they are overwhelmed and having thoughts of suicide.

The app helps you create a structured plan that you can work through when experiencing distress, suicidal thoughts, or crisis.

It can help you:

  • Recognise warning signs
  • Create a safe space
  • Identify reasons to live
  • Turn to internal coping strategies
  • Turn to socialisation strategies for distraction & support
  • Reach out to trusted contacts for help
  • Reach out to professional contacts for help.

How does it help?

If you or someone close to you is considering suicide, a safety plan can be a reminder of the reasons to live and ways to stay safe.

Research has shown having a safety plan can be useful for reducing the intensity of suicidal thoughts and increasing people’s ability to cope with them.

By deliberately creating a personalised plan to stay safe, the tool enables you to reach for things and people that will help when facing your darkest moments.

Beyond Now 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).

How do I access it?

You can download the iPhone App here.

You can download the Android App here.

You can access the web version here.

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