Safety Planning

A Safety Plan is an intervention designed to prevent suicide.

A suicide attempt by a young person can have a significant impact on a school community, causing distress and anxiety for their peers, school staff and families. There are a range of actions your school can take to support young people at risk as well as your learning community. 

A Safety Plan involves the young person — ideally with support from a health professional or their local supports — identifying coping and help-seeking strategies that are tailored for their needs, situation and personal relationships.