A Safety Plan app for the person thinking suicide.
Be Safe App
The Be Safe app enables the person with thoughts of suicide to create a safety plan that will help keep them safe should another suicidal crisis occur. It is a person driven app that empowers them to manage their thoughts/behaviours. The safety plan can be updated at any time. Phone contacts and Helplines can be called directly from the app. When they have completed their safety plan they can email it directly from the app to formal or informal supports of their choice.
It is based on the latest research by Barbara Stanley and Gregory Brown. You can read more about their Safety Plan research on our website by clicking on this link: https://www.keepcalm.org.au/our-safety-plan/
The ‘Be Safe’ app is free. You can download it from the links on this webpage or from the app store on your mobile phone. Search these three words ‘be safe suicide’ – and look for the large blue square with a big white ‘C’ in the centre.
Download a pdf document ‘Guidelines for using the Be Safe app’ here:
Be Safe Guidelines
Be Calm App
An Intervention app for the person providing care.
The Be Calm app based on the CALM model (Connect-Ask-Listen-Monitor) seamlessly guides and helps you with hints and prompts to continue the conversation after you have asked R U OK if the person says they’re not travelling well and have been struggling.
To ensure it is used safely in the way it is intended, the Be Calm suicide intervention app is only available to participants who attend the CALM 1-day training course.
If you would like more information about the CALM C-A-R-E half-day Awareness program click on this link: https://www.keepcalm.org.au/half-day-training/
“Man can live about 40 days without food – about 3 days without water, about 8 minutes without air – but only 1 second without hope…..”
Let us be the vessel of hope for those that are feeling hopeless.
Calm Care App
An app for the person needing immediate care.
The Calm Care app suicide app is used when someone is in crisis and at a point where they need help. They can reach out via SMS or a phone call by having this app installed on their phone. It will give them immediate access to supports (formal or informal). Supports and Helplines can be called directly from the app. Pre-texted messages can be sent directly from the app without needing to type out a message or scroll through contacts. There are Pre-texted inspirational phrases to help them get through another day.
The list of contacts and supports can be updated at anytime.
The ‘Calm Care’ app is free, and you can download it from the link on this page or from the app store on your mobile phone. Search these three words ‘calm care suicide’ – and look for the large green square with a big white ‘C’ in the centre.
When you install an app on Android 6.0 and up
When you download apps from the Play Store, some apps will ask for permission to use information before you install. When you download apps that are built for Android 6.0 and up, you can allow or deny permissions once you start using them. Tip: To find which version of Android your device uses, open your device’s ‘Settings’, then, tap ‘System’ then ‘About phone’ or ‘About tablet’.
- Open the Play Store app.
- Go to an app’s detail page. To review permissions before installing, scroll to “Developer” and tap Permission details.
- Tap Install.
- Some apps will install right away. When you use an app, you can allow or deny individual permission requests before the app uses that type of data.
- For other apps, Google Play shows you all of the permission groups an app will be able to access before you install. This information can help you decide whether you want to install the app.
Click on either link below for step by step instructions: