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BeyondNow

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BeyondNow – Your suicide safety planning app

What is safety planning? If you or someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, safety planning can help you get through the tough moments. It involves creating a structured plan – ideally with support from your health professional or someone you trust – that you work through when you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, distress or crisis.

BeyondNow is free to download from the Apple Store or Google Play. If you don’t have a smartphone or would prefer to use your desktop or laptop, BeyondNow is also available to use online.

BeyondNow 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.

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Developed by an Australian organisation called BeyondBlue.

BeyondNow – Your suicide safety planning app

What is safety planning?

If you or someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, safety planning can help you get through the tough moments.

It involves creating a structured plan – ideally with support from your health professional or someone you trust – that you work through when you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, distress or crisis.

Your safety plan starts with things you can do by yourself, such as thinking about your reasons to live and distracting yourself with enjoyable activities. It then moves on to coping strategies and people you can contact for support – your friends, family and health professionals.

While everyone’s plan will be unique to them, the process and structure are the same – it prompts you to work through the steps until you feel safe.

What is BeyondNow?

Convenient and confidential, the BeyondNow app puts your safety plan in your pocket so you can access and edit it at any time. You can also email a copy to trusted friends, family or your health professional so they can support you when you're experiencing suicidal thoughts or heading towards a suicidal crisis.

BeyondNow is free to download from the Apple Store or Google Play. If you don’t have a smartphone or would prefer to use your desktop or laptop, BeyondNow is also available to use online.

BeyondNow 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.

WHERE TO GET HELP:
•Lifeline: 0800 543 354 – Provides 24 hour telephone counselling
•Youthline: 0800 376 633 or free text 234 – Provides 24 hour telephone and text counselling services for young people
•Samaritans: 0800 726 666 – Provides 24 hour telephone counselling.
•Tautoko: 0508 828 865 – provides support, information and resources to people at risk of suicide, and their family, whanau and friends.
•Alcohol & Drug Helpline 0800 787 797
•Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (noon to 11pm)
•Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (4pm – 6pm weekdays)

If it is an emergency or you feel you or someone you know is at risk, please call 111.

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