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About this app

Stay Alive is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help people stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Some of the app’s evidence-based features include:

Find Help Now - Quick access to a large database of UK national and local crisis support, and online support services.
LifeBox - A place to store life-affirming photos, videos, and audio.
Safety Plan - A customisable plan that can be filled out by a person considering suicide.
Wellness Plan - A place to store positive thoughts, inspiration, ideas.
Reasons For Living - A place to keep statements reminding you why you should stay alive.
Worried about Someone - Guidance and advice for those supporting others in crisis.
Myths about Suicide – A place where common myths about suicide are debunked.

Stay Alive is confidential, free to access and does not contain any advertisements. Stay Alive is currently available in 14 languages: Bulgarian, Danish, English, Finnish, French, Italian, German, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, and Welsh.

Stay Alive is an award-winning app designed and developed by charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention, with clinical expertise provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. During development, extensive consultation took place on the content of the app through local focus groups of people with lived experience, a team of mental health professionals, along with an online survey with 300+ participants. Since launch the app has gone through numerous iterations, with ongoing developments in terms of functionality and user-interface, in response to user testing and feedback.

We aim to respond to all reviews within two weeks. If you have any questions or experience any issues with the app, please email us at app@prevent-suicide.org.uk and we will endeavour to work quickly to resolve any problems as soon as possible.

All guidance and information within the app are reviewed and updated every 6 months to check all resources are updated and links are in working order. The app is fully compliant with GDPR and international data management standards.


• “Just downloaded and looked through your Stay Alive app which is excellent (I’m a GP putting together information resources to give out to patients who may be at risk of suicide). It’s really, really good and I’m so impressed, particularly by ability to add photos from camera roll.” - Dr Helen Ashdown.

• “This is the next best thing to a friend sitting with me, holding my hand when I am down and out.”- Dr Sangeeta Mahajan.

• “The Stay Alive app is a life saver. This is not just a turn of phrase, but it actually saves lives of those who have thoughts of suicide” – Ian Stringer.
Updated on
Aug 29, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

338 reviews
Bex Pleasance
June 27, 2023
Poor development. I can't delete photos. I can't select reasons to stay alive. This used to be a really helpful app, now the glitches make it virtually unusable.
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Grassroots Suicide Prevention
July 5, 2023
*Update* Hi again Bex, I can confirm we've just released an update which should resolve the issues within the LifeBox and Reasons for Living section. You may need to click 'update' from within Google Play to access the latest version. Thank you again for bringing this to our attention and thank you for your patience. Kindest, Grassroots
A Google user
March 14, 2020
So grateful to find this app.Had seen posters advertising it Now in a much better place than I was 5 weeks ago (when I tried to end my life) so have managed to get it on my phone. It's going to be an invaluable tool as I move forward....even writing down my own reasons for staying alive has helped me to recognise that I have a lot!....and I can look at that in the dark times. Thank you!
38 people found this review helpful
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Grassroots Suicide Prevention
June 4, 2020
Hi Christine, thank you for taking the time to comment and for this lovely review. We are so pleased that you are in a better place and that the app has helped towards this. It takes great strength talking about how we’ve been feeling so we appreciate you sharing your experience. Warm wishes, Grassroots
A Google user
March 18, 2019
This app is terrific. There is so much content and resources on here. The capability to upload uplifting photos is an instant motivation to avoid suicidal thoughts. There are many resources and actual conversation about suicide - it cements that you are not weird or alone or too far gone. I turn to this app when things get too dark. I will be forever grateful to the creators of Stay Alive. 🙏
51 people found this review helpful
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Grassroots Suicide Prevention
September 4, 2019
Hi, thank you for the lovely review. We really appreciate personal feedback and it's great it's had such a positive impact for you! So pleased you are a fan of the lifebox and wanted to say this is going through an exciting update coming soon so watch this space! Warm wishes, Grassroots

What's new

Fix bug where bookmarked providers would not show in the my own resources section for some users.