Suicide Prevention: Safety Planning Resources

This work supports the Champs Suicide Prevention Strategy. The development work is coordinated by the Beyond program and Merseyside Youth Association’s RAISE Team.

There is a dedicated work stream which meets regularly. Membership is open to any organisation that is delivering on its four main aims:

  1. Promotion of safety plans
  2. Training.
  3. Evaluation and monitoring.
  4. Social media campaigns.

To join this workstream, click here.

On this page, you’ll find a range of useful films, practical tools and resources that can help a young person understand their thoughts of suicide and keep them safe.

Safety plans can also offer the opportunity for you and the young person you’re supporting to plan how to communicate and check in with each other going forwards.

This film features a series of questions posed to five young people with different experiences. It gives an insight into how young people process feelings of suicide and the tools and techniques they use to keep themselves safe.

Click here to watch individual question film clips.



The questions

  • What is safety to you?
  • What can you do to keep yourself safe?
  • What are the things that make you feel unsafe?
  • Can you talk us through what happens to you?
  • How do you calm down when this happens?
  • Are there times when you feel better? If so, when?
  • Are there times when you don’t feel safe?
  • How do you, or can you communicate with people?
  • Who can support you?
  • What or who inspires you?
  • What works for you, what is helping?
  • What or who is keeping you alive?
  • What do people who care about you say about you?
  • Why do you want to stay alive?
  • What can you do to make your environment safer?
  • What do you hope to get out of the sessions?
  • What strengths do you have?
  • What goals do you want to achieve?
  • What are the things you like to do?


You can read the full film script and view the questions here.

Safety Plans


Click the links to download each safety plan