Create your Beyond Now suicide safety plan 

A safety plan helps you cope with suicidal thoughts and stay safe.

Pick a time when you’re feeling calm and settled to create your plan. Ideally you should run through it with your health professional or support person.

There are seven steps you can work through, ranging from things you can do by yourself that may help you cope or feel better, to telling people you trust, or having emergency supports available for the times you feel you can't cope alone. Think about what works for you and enter it in the space available for free text. If you get stuck, you can select anything you think might be useful from our suggestions.

Once you've finished your plan you can print a PDF, or email a copy to yourself, your GP, mental health professional or trusted supporters.

If you need immediate support, call triple zero (000) or contact your regular health practitioner.

My safety plan

1. My warning signs

Warning signs are changes that let you know you're heading into a crisis. Knowing your warning signs can help you act early. What are your warning signs?

My warning signs are...

2. Make my space safe

It's important to make your space as safe as you can. Get rid of stuff that could be used to end your life.

Things I can do...

3. My reasons to live

When you're feeling suicidal, it's easy to forget about the good things in life. Thinking about these things can help you manage until the feelings pass. Write down things that make you want to live - big or small!

My reasons to live are...

4. Things I can do by myself

Doing things to distract yourself from suicidal thoughts can help keep you safe. List some of the things you like doing by yourself.

Things I can do...

Suggestions (click to add)

Other people have found these things work – what works best for you?


5. People and places I can connect with

Just being around other people can make you feel better. Make a list of people you could spend time with or places you can go to be around other people.

6. People I can talk or yarn to

People you trust can help you stay safe and feel better. List the people you can talk or yarn to when you feel suicidal.

People I can talk to...



Alt. Contact

7. Professional support

Professional support is always there if you need it. List the services that work for you. In an emergency, always call 000.

  • 000
  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659467 (24/7)
  • Lifeline 13 11 14 (24/7)

Add contact here



Alt. Contact

To email a copy of your safety plan, please fill out the details below and click on the button.

To print a copy of your safety plan, click on the button below (opens in a new window). If you wish to make further changes, please keep this window open.