Create your BeyondNow safety plan 

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.

For each of the steps below, think about what works for you and enter it in the space available for free text. Your safety plan should include things you find helpful, as well as what to look out for or avoid. If you get stuck, you can select anything you think might be useful from our suggestions. Make sure you click 'Add' to include them in your plan.

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

My warning signs

Warning signs are changes in thoughts, moods or behaviours that suggest you may be heading towards a suicidal crisis. Knowing your warning signs can help you take action early.

You can list your warning signs below, or click to add any of the suggestions.

My warning signs

My reasons to live

When you're having thoughts or feelings about suicide, it's easy to get caught up in the pain you're feeling and forget the positives in your life. Thinking about your reasons to live may help you change your focus until the suicidal thoughts pass.

Write down the things in your life, large and small, that are important to you and worth living for. 

My reasons to live

Make my environment safe

Having a safe space is important if you are having thoughts of suicide. This includes making the environment around you safer, or taking yourself out of unsafe situations.  

You can do some of these things right now, while others are plans for when you start to experience your warning signs.

Things I can do

Things I can do by myself

Suicidal thoughts can make it hard to focus on anything else. Activities that distract you from them are an important strategy to keep you safe. List some activities to do by yourself. 

Things I can do

Connect with people and places

It can be hard to socialise when you're struggling with suicidal thoughts, but just being around other people can improve your mood.

Make a list of people you could spend time with or social places you could go.

Friends and family I can talk to

Trusted friends and family members can help you stay safe and feel better by providing practical support, or just being there to listen. List supportive people you can talk to when feeling suicidal.

If you don’t feel you can talk to friends or family about your suicidal feelings, you might find it helpful to speak with a trained counsellor: 

  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659467
  • beyondblue Support Service 1300 22 46 36

My supporters

Name

Phone

Alt. Contact

Professional support

Professional support is always available when things become too much.

List the names, numbers and/or locations of mental health professionals, crisis teams and hospitals you can contact. In an emergency, always call triple zero (000).

You can also contact one of the services listed below to speak confidentially with a trained counsellor:

  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659467
  • beyondblue Support Service 1300 22 46 36

My contacts

Name

Phone

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.


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