Getting started

Choose a time when you’re feeling calm and relaxed to create your plan. It's also useful to involve your health professional or other trusted supporters at this stage – they can help with developing strategies and thinking about what might work for you.

If you’re currently going through a crisis, contact your health professional or call triple zero (000).

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On the home screen

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Available in the top right-hand corner of every page, this link provides emergency contacts in the event of a crisis.

Create my plan

Follow the instructions and start entering information in the app. 

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Find out more about Beyond Now and the principles of safety planning

Beyond Now My reasons to live

Creating your safety plan

For each step, think about what will work for you and enter it in the space available for free text. For example, if watching The Simpsons distracts you from suicidal thoughts and supporting Carlton Football Club is one of your reasons to live, make sure you write that down. Your safety plan should reflect you – things that are helpful, as well as what to look out for or avoid. If you get stuck at any point, you can tap ‘Give me suggestions’ for some ideas other people have found useful.

You can scroll through each step of the safety plan by swiping either left or right on the screen, or tapping the left or right arrows at the bottom corners of the screen. Alternatively, you can skip to any step of the safety plan by selecting the menu icon at the top left corner of the screen, then selecting the step you’re looking for.

From the home screen, tap the ‘Edit my plan’ button to make any changes. 

Beyond Now My reasons to live

Sharing your plan

Some people find it useful to send their plan to trusted friends or family, their GP, or a mental health professional. Once you’ve completed your plan, you can share it via email:

  1. Tap the ‘Share’ button on the final page of the edit menu or the ‘Share my plan’ button on the Beyond Now home screen.
  2. Your safety plan will open in a new email. A subject line and introduction to the safety plan will be automatically populated – you can edit this if you like. Your plan will be sent from whichever email account you have set up on your phone.
  3. Enter the person’s email address (or your own) and tap ‘Send’.

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