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Beyond Now - suicide safety planning app

Health app | By: Lifeline

In summary

  • About: safety planning app to help if you're having trouble coping, or when you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts
  • Suitable for: people struggling to cope
  • Cost: free
  • More information: Visit this page.

Beyond Now is a suicide safety planning app from Lifeline. Safety planning can help if you're having trouble coping, or when you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings.

You can use the app to create your own easy-to-follow plan to help you in those moments when you can’t think straight.

Your plan is personal to you and includes steps to help you:

  • know your warning signs, so you can act early
  • make your environment safe by removing harmful items
  • distract yourself with activities you can do or people you can be with
  • remember things that make you feel strong

You can create your plan by yourself, or you can ask someone for help. Some of these steps might be tough to fill out, and that’s okay. It can be helpful to share your safety plan with a trusted friend, family member, Elder or mental health professional.

Even if you feel like you’re alone, help is available. The red telephone icon in the app connects you straight to your emergency contacts.

Beyond Now is free to download from the Apple Store or Google Play. You can also use Beyond Now online on your desktop, laptop or any handheld device.

Beyond Now by Lifeline

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More information

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.

Crisis support

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000. Other services include:

NOTE: This app is provided by one of Healthdirect Australia's trusted information partners. Please consider if this app is appropriate for your own individual circumstances. There may be costs to use the app or it may be free. You may also be charged for data from your telecommunications provider. For 24-hour health advice call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 or if you need help now these emergency and crisis helplines can provide immediate support.

Last reviewed: April 2024

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