Suicide prevention Helping you stay safe

Stay Alive app

The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource, full of information which we hope will help you stay safe. You might find it useful if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

The app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living and a life box where you can store photos that are important to you.

You can download it for free on Android and iOS.

We have produced the app with Grassroots Suicide Prevention, a charity that supports communities to prevent suicide. 

SAFE (suicide awareness for everyone)

The aim of SAFE is to raise awareness, reduce stigma and promote suicide awareness for everyone.

Our SAFE Card has useful sources of help and advice. It includes helpline numbers, relevant websites and free apps, to increase awareness of where and how to access support, information and advice.

We are sharing the InDesign file so organisations can use it as a template, add their own logo and customise according to their audience.

The idea for the SAFE card originated from our Hampshire CAMHS SAFE Campaign, a yearlong campaign in 2017 which centred around suicide awareness for young people. Read more about the campaign here

Karen Hoskin, Deputy Director in East Sussex, has been engaging with the community to promote suicide awareness across Sussex. Karen wanted to share information to hand out with useful information about suicide awareness to help signpost people. 

Karen said “Our SAFE cards have been so popular that we have decided to make the artwork available to other organisations so they can brand the cards as their own and tailor the information according to the audience it is intended for. By doing this we are encouraging people to talk about mental health, reduce stigma and promote suicide awareness which is in the interest of all our communities.”

Please email our Communications Team for the SAFE Card InDesign file:

Preventing suicide in Sussex 

Advice for people who may be at risk of suicide, and for concerned family and friends, is available at

It will tell you where to get help if you are considereing suicide. If you are worried that someone you know may be contemplating suicide, it offers useful advice on how to spot the warning signs and how to encourage them to talk about how they are feeling.

The webiste is part of the ‘Warning Signs’ campaign, which is running across East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove, to try and reduce the number of suicides in Sussex.

Towards Zero Suicide 

We are committed to suicide prevention. In May 2018 we launched our Towards Zero Suicide strategy, outlining our commitment to work towards eliminating all suicides for people under our care. This document sets out a proposal to establish, define, and continue the work on suicide prevention. 

Towards Zero Suicide strategy

Suicide support resource 

The Support After Suicide Partnership have released a resource to help those affected by the suicide of someone they did not know. This resource, published in partnership with Sussex Health and Care Partnership and Thrive London, aims to address the feelings of hopelessness, guilt and self-blame that people who witness suicide are often left with. 

First Hand - making sense of lasting memories and emotions after the suicide of someone you didn't know