App offers suicide prevention help and support in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire

2gether NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Stay Alive, the UK’s first suicide prevention app, which offers information, help and support to people in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

Sally Ashton, Clinical Continuous Improvement Lead for the Trust, explained why the Trust was licensing the app: “We’re very pleased to be licensing Stay Alive for people in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.”

“The app has received excellent feedback in the areas it has already been used, and we believe it offers and excellent source of advice and information for people who may have thoughts of suicide, and those who support and care for them.”

“The content is completely free and is available online and offline, so is always there for the user, whenever they are feeling vulnerable.”

The App provides quick access to UK national crisis support helpline and local services, a mini-safety plan that can be filled out by a person considering suicide and A LifeBox to which the user can upload photos from their phone reminding them of their reasons to stay alive.

Also the app includes strategies for staying safe from suicide, how to help a person thinking about suicide, Suicide myth-busting, research-based reasons for living and online support services and other helpful apps.