The charity behind the UK’s first suicide prevention app aims to raise £20,000 to further improve support services.
Grassroots Suicide Prevention launched a crowdfunding campaign on World Suicide Prevention Day 2016. The charity plans to use funds raised to enhance and improve their lifesaving app, Stay Alive. Stay Alive is a free, nationwide pocket resource, packed with useful information to help people at risk of suicide and anyone who knows someone at risk of suicide.
A recent survey of Stay Alive revealed that 76 percent of users have used the app to help someone else stay safe from suicide with the ‘safety plan’ function being the most useful feature.
Since its release in 2014, the app has been downloaded over 16,000 times, won multiple awards and has been included as a National Inspiration on the Crisis Concordat website.
Miranda Frost, Grassroots Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our vision is that no one has to contemplate suicide alone. The app is a big part of giving a lifeline to those at risk of suicide. With your help and donations Stay Alive can become more effective and will help even more people at risk. It’s quick and easy to donate essential funds. You’re just a few clicks away from saving a life.”
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