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Beyond Blue BeyondNow

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About BeyondNow

BeyondNow is a suicide safety planning app and website which aims to provide a platform for people to develop their own personalised safety plan. BeyondNow allows the user to develop a list of warning signs, coping strategies, reasons for living and ways to make their environment safe via either free-text entry, or by selecting from a range of suggestions. In addition, BeyondNow has in built Australian crisis phone numbers and sections for social support and professional contacts, all of which can be dialed from within the app. The app also includes a “sharing” function in which a copy of the safety plan can be shared via email with important support people.

Who is BeyondNow for?

BeyondNow is for anyone who has experienced suicidal thoughts or feelings. There is also information about BeyondNow available for health professionals and the family and friends of the user.

Is there a cost to use BeyondNow?

No, both the app and website are free to use.

How to access BeyondNow’s services

BeyondNow can be downloaded as an app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play, or used online. No registration is required.

BeyondNow Research and Evaluation

BeyondNow is based on the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI) developed by Professor Barbara Stanley and Professor Gregory Brown.

A trial evaluating the app is currently underway in a collaboration between Monash University and Monash Health in Melbourne. The aim of this research is to evaluate the functionality, efficacy, and utility of a new safety planning smartphone application. The trial will involve including the use of the smartphone application into existing mental health services at Monash Health.