Best For You

The Stay Alive app is Best For You’s app of the month for  2022.



The Stay Alive app is suicide prevention app with lots of useful information and tools to help people stay safe during a crisis.

The app has information about emergency and crisis support services, as well as advice and guidance to keep you safe, a breathing exercise, and information about how to help someone you’re worried about.

You can personalise some parts of the app, including a LifeBox (where you can store images and videos that are important to you) and a safety plan (that you can fill out in advance, including people you can talk to, ways you can calm yourself, and ideas for staying safe). You can also complete a wellness plan and your own list of reasons for living (there are some suggestions to get you started).



Stay Alive for iOS devices

Stay Alive for Android devices

Stay Alive for web browsers

About the Best For You app library

There are thousands of apps that claim to boost wellbeing, but it can be difficult to know which ones you can trust with your mental health and wellbeing.

Best For You worked with ORCHA (the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps) to create the Best For you app library. Every app in the library has been tested to make sure the information it contains is accurate – and that the app is safe and trustworthy too.

You can search the library for specific apps to see if they’ve been reviewed. You can also search by condition (for example, depression) or symptom (for example, feeling anxious) – and you can search for apps to support with specific things, for example, meditation or mindfulness. The library also has lists of top-rated apps for various topics. Find previous apps of the month on the Best For You website.

You can filter the apps shown, for example, to only show apps that will work on your device or to only show apps that are totally free.

Visit the Best For You app library and start your journey to finding apps to support your wellbeing.

Using the app library as a professional who works with young people

Professionals in north-west London can sign up for a ‘pro’ account on the Best For You App Library, which will allow them to ‘favourite’ apps they often recommend and send specific app recommendations straight to young people by text or email. If you’re a professional in north-west London who’s interested in a ‘pro’ account, please email