A tool for help creating a safety plan
If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, it’s important to have a plan for those times when you might feel alone. You can do this by making a safety plan.
By making a safety plan and having it ready, you can take care of yourself when things get tough. Don’t hesitate to Call the people. who are trained to help if it ever feels like you’re really in crisis
A safety plan reminds us of the positive things we can do to help ourselves get through emotionally hard times or during a crisis. They can be a valuable reminder of:
- Practical ways to make ourselves safe from suicide
- Positive ways we can distract ourselves from negative thinking and behaviours
- Who is there to give us support when we need it
- What we can do if we feel we are at immediate risk of harming ourselves
You can make your plan by yourself or with someone you trust.
If you’re worried that someone may be thinking of suicide, you could work through their safety plan with them or help them to make a plan. If you need immediate help you can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 for free