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.

Click below to view a video about the app.

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."

Stay Alive Urban Art Project 2015

A graffiti woman holds up a mobile phone showing the stay alive application

For details of the design competition and free urban art workshops please click here.

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.

Latest News!

18 May 2016

Brighton & Hove Albion Goalkeeper helps men's suicide prevention

David Stockdale has supported our "Alright Mate" men's suicide prevention campaign. This new campaign is launched in Mental Health Awareness week to raise awareness about male suicide rates and the services available to those in need. Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under-49 in the UK, with 76 per cent of all suicides in 2014 being men. The campaign focuses on encouraging male friends to look out for each other. The aim is to foster open and direct conversations about any concerns, including thoughts of suicide. Find out more here...

24 March 2016

Community award for Grassroots

Last week we were honoured to receive an award from the High Sheriff of East Sussex "in recognition of great and valuable services to the community." The High Sheriff spoke very warmly of our work and awarded us £200 which will contribute to our life-saving activities.

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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