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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
16 Nov 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
Committed to follow the Play Families policy

Ratings and reviews

344 reviews
End Yourself
10 September 2022
This app is a great resource that will surely help many, but after going over every last page I could find that was relevant to me in the app, I have found no aid to my situation. The whole premise of the advice give is the big "things MAY/MIGHT/MAYBE get better" and I'm sick of hearing it. It's like sitting at a slot machine with someone to the side telling you that "you might win loads of money" it's something placed down to chance with no actual reassurance
28 people found this review helpful
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Grassroots Suicide Prevention
20 September 2022
Hi Nathan, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Our app provides customisable features and links to crisis support to help someone choose to stay safe for now. However, if you have specific feedback or things you would like us to consider in the future, please do send us an email at app@prevent-suicide.org.uk - All the best, Grassroots
Katherine Bishop
7 May 2020
App design patchy- some areas it suggests pages to look at but you can't click through; have to go back through menu. Whole point of the app is suicide prevention, but the right crisis services just don't exist.'Find help now' page has a list of national 'crisis' resources, but most aren't 24hrs and won't respond immediately. Only 2 actual crisis ones: Samaritans- but I cant it bring myself to do phone call when feeling on edge- and Shout- the most awful service, with response time of over 1 hr.
22 people found this review helpful
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Grassroots Suicide Prevention
13 August 2020
Hi Katie, thank you for your comment and helpful feedback. We have just launched an update which we hope has resolved any issues with the app design and ensuring all links/pages function properly. The update also lists more resources so hopefully people will be able to find a resource to meet their needs. Warm wishes, Grassroots
A Google user
14 March 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!
43 people found this review helpful
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Grassroots Suicide Prevention
4 June 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

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