The StayAlive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for Cheshire and Merseyside, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
In addition to links to help, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a life box where you can store photos that are important to you.
“I have used this app with volunteers and service users and the feedback is consistently positive. People have used it when in crisis and say it is literally life-saving.”A community support worker
After Steph’s father passed away when she was 15 years old, she started to feel depressed and suicidal. She thought that no one would understand the emotions she was feeling. Learning to deal with her father’s passing was difficult but Steph found that talking to her family and friends helped her deal with her suicidal thoughts.
She is grateful that she didn’t go through with any of her suicidal thoughts and wants to inspire others to keep living through promoting the StayAlive app.
Ben felt hopeless after he was made homeless due to issues in his personal life. He didn’t think there was any way he could get out of the situation he was in, which led him to have suicidal thoughts.
With local support, Ben managed to get himself housing and mental health support. He now works for Wirral organisation, Journeymen, coaching men who are also struggling with their mental health and suicidal thoughts.
He hopes that his story will inspire others to get the help that they need via the StayAlive app.