Create a suicide safety plan with the Beyond Now app

This article discusses suicide. If you feel like you’re going to act on suicidal thoughts, call 000 if you live in Australia. A number of crisis support services are also there for you – have a look at our urgent help page.

Sometimes life can be hard and cause feelings of grief or sadness. For some people, these feelings get so strong they think about hurting themselves.

But a lot of people who are thinking about hurting themselves don’t really want to die, they just want the painful feelings to stop. It can be helpful to have a plan to get through hard times.

A safety plan reminds you of reasons to live, things that make you feel strong, family and friends you can yarn to, and activities to do when you’re alone. A safety plan can walk you through the steps to feeling strong again.

The app guides you through easy steps and offers ideas for each step. It can be updated and shared with anyone you want.

An infographic featuring two screenshots of the BeyondNow app. For full description please see the transcript, linked below the infographic on the web page.

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It’s free to download from the Apple Store or Google Play and if you don’t have a smartphone it’s also available online.

For more information on using Beyond Now, visit Lifeline.

Download Beyond Now


Beyond Now was developed in 2016 by Beyond Blue and Monash University in collaboration with people who have experience with suicidal thoughts or a suicidal crisis.

In March 2024, Beyond Blue transferred ownership of Beyond Now to Lifeline Australia as part of a partnership that aims to provide more clarity for people who are in a crisis and seeking support.

Beyond Blue and Lifeline Australia acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Land on which our organisations stand. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and as our organisations have national reach, we extend our respect to all Elders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.

We are grateful for the generous input of a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and representatives from Health Services and organisation which helped shape the design and content of Beyond Now.

What can I do now?

  • Download the Beyond Now app.

  • If you need urgent support, call 13YARN (13 92 76) to speak with an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander crisis supporter.