Stay Alive Mobile Phone Application

A suicide prevention pocket resource for the UK, Stay Alive offers help and support both to people with thoughts of suicide and to people concerned about someone else. The app can be personalised to tailor it to the user. This is the first version of Stay Alive. The app will be updated following an academic review and we are seeking next stage funding to help us develop the app further, including a location-enabled function to show the user support services in their vicinity. If you are interested in contributing to funding the next stage of the app please get in touch.

Sample screenshots of Stay Alive smartphone application

Key features include:

  • Quick access to national crisis support helplines
  • 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
  • Strategies for staying safe from suicide
  • How to help a person thinking about suicide
  • Suicide myth-busting
  • Research-based reasons for living
  • Online support services and other helpful apps
  • Suicide bereavement resources

To download the app to your smartphone, click the appropriate button:

Apple App Store Google Play

We would love your feedback about the app: please rate and review it on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Patient Safety Awards Winner

Patient Safety Awards Winner, 2015

We're delighted to announce that on 6th July 2015, this suicide prevention app won a Patient Safety Award for Technology and IT to Improve Patient Safety, in partnership with Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust. The Patient Safety Awards judging panel commented "This team was very professional and passionate, and demonstrated a great partnership approach. This project was important, unique and covered a whole community approach from a great angle."

Responding to the launch of the Stay Alive app, Catherine Johnstone, CEO of Samaritans, says:

"Every life lost to suicide is a preventable tragedy. There are many possible points of contact with someone at risk, and a vulnerable person may need help and support from several different sources. I am pleased that Grassroots Suicide Prevention is taking this collaborative approach to reach vulnerable people in the online environment. Samaritans is contacted every six seconds by someone struggling to cope and by all of us working together to reduce suicide, we can make a real difference."

Stay Alive is endorsed by Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust and Sussex Police. Emma Wadey, Director of Nursing Standards and Safety at SPFT says:

"Suicide is everyone's business; it devastates so many lives no matter who you are, where you work or where you live. We want to use every method available to us to make Sussex, and beyond, a place where people thinking about suicide are supported and helped in their workplace and their community."

The app has been funded by Network Rail and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and has been built by Switchplane, a digital agency based in Eastbourne. A huge thank you to them and to everyone who helped so much by providing us with feedback about the app in development.

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12 July 2016

Grassroots in Brighton Pride Parade 2016

For a second year, Grassroots will be marching in the Brighton Pride parade. You and your friends are invited to join us. We will meet at 10am on Saturday 6 August at Hove Lawns. Please wear orange and purple clothing if possible. GSP T-shirts will also be available on the morning along with other great accessories. If you are interested in marching with us please let us know in advance by emailing tiffany@prevent-suicide.org.uk. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1769008666677798/

12 July 2016

We Want Your Feedback for Stay Alive Mobile App

As part of crucial research around the use and impact of our award-winning Stay Alive suicide prevention app, we are looking for feedback from anyone who has ever used the app. Have you used the app with a client or patient? Have you used the app to help a friend? Have you downloaded the app to look up information about suicide? Have you used the app when in crisis? Please take this 10 minute survey and help make Stay Alive even better at helping those at risk of suicide: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2T5RXXT

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# Stay Alive

A mobile app for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone.

Android App on Google play
Available on the App Store
 
Patient Safety Awards Winner, 2015

Responding to the launch of the Stay Alive app Emma Wadey, Director of Nursing Standards and Safety at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said:

"Suicide is everyone's business; it devastates so many lives no matter who you are, where you work or where you live. We want to use every method available to us to make Sussex, and beyond, a place where people thinking about suicide are supported and helped in their workplace and their community."

Thank you to all our clients and funders, including

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • NHS Brighton and Hove
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department of Health
  • Sussex Community Foundation
  • Lloyds Bank
 
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Ealing
  • Surrey County Council
  • YMCA
  • Royal Navy
  • Crime Reduction Initiatives