The Stay Alive app, which was developed by charity Grassroots, is a pocket-sized suicide prevention resource which gives people the tools to do just this – start a conversation about mental health. The app is designed to help both those who are having suicidal thoughts and those who are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
As part of the Cheshire & Merseyside wide NO MORE Suicide strategy, a localised version of the app was developed with appropriate signposting to organisations within the nine local authorities across the sub-region. This was launched last February 2019.
The latest Stay Alive data has been released and shows a promising number of downloads in Cheshire & Merseyside. In the period from October to December the number of users in Cheshire & Merseyside appears to have been 2,391. In total, since the app launched usage has been in excess of 6,500, in less than a year. This is an exciting and assuring set of figures for the launch year and it is hoped these numbers will continue to grow as the app is promoted further in the coming months.