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Online tools

This page is designed to give you access to online tools to help you manage your own, or someone you know, suicidal feelings.

Preventing Suicide

Staying Safe from suicidal thoughts

This helps you develop your own suicide Safety Plan, which includes information about how to make a Safety Plan for anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts or supporting someone else. It's designed to offer hope, compassion and practical ideas on how to find your own way forward.

For more information see the Staying Safe web site.

Stay Alive App

The Stay Alive app, which is free, is full of information and tools to help you stay safe when in a crisis. The app can be used if you're having thoughts of suicide or if you're worried about someone else who may be considering suicide. It includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living and a tool that allows you to store photos and memories that are important to you.

The app is available for Android and Apple phones, and the app content can be downloaded as a printable PDF.

Free download for Android 

Free download for iPhone

Letter of Hope

A letter written by people who have also made attempts to take their own life, or who have supported family members who have made such an attempt. From their unique, personal perspective they are offering words of encouragement and sources of support (both local and national).

Download the letter here.

Watch a recording of the letter being read out below:


It’s Safe to Talk About Suicide

Does someone close to you seem really down? Might they be thinking about suicide? The only way to know is to ask. This leaflet can help support this conversation, including advice on what to say, what to do next and to share sources of support.

Download the leaflet here.


Supporting those following a suicide

Help is at Hand

This is a detailed guide providing information with emotional and practical support to those affected by suicide. Those bereaved by a suicide are at increased risk of mental health and emotional problems and may be at higher risk of suicide themselves, so receiving the right support is essential.

You can download this here.

First Hand

A web based resource for anyone affected by witnessing a suicide, when they did not know the person who has died. This may be because someone happened to be at a particular location, or because their job involves responding to these incidents.

You can find out more here.

You can download the booklet here.


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