"Think of your safety plan as your ‘mental health first-aid kit’; it includes many different things that will help you through a crisis. Having a safety plan can help you feel more in control when everything feels out of control."
Anyone can make a safety plan and we would encourage you all to do it regardless of whether you have been told by experts to do it or not. If you are struggling and experience suicidal thoughts it is even more important to have a safety plan so that help is at your fingertips if you need it. We also encourage you to get your doctor, adult Crew member or other trusted friend or adult to look over your plan and discuss with you your answers, they can have some really good ideas that you haven't thought of.
YourCrew has a built-in digital safety plan which is right there on your dashboard under the "Safety Plans" button.
You can make as many safety plans as you want.
You may want different ones for school, home, your psychologist etc.
All safety plans can be shared as a pdf with any relevant people
Easy to answer questions with examples
You can edit the safety plan at any time.
Phone numbers are live so you can call directly from your safety plan
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You can always talk to your Crew if you need help or your GP/doctor, your Crew can help you make an appointment or talk to your parents.
Sometimes it can be hard to know what to do to support someone. You may feel stressed or scared you'll say the wrong thing.
Remember your main role in YourCrew is to listen, acknowledge and communicate support. That can mean calling a professional service such as Kids Helpline or, in an emergency, calling 000They can also guide you on what to do.
If you are under 18 years, you can also reach out to an adult or your Crew to help you support someone.