Launching just in time for Mental Health Week (May 1-7), Be Safe, a free mobile app, allows users to quickly and easily access local mental health resources that are nearby, available, and up to date.
Users of the Be Safe app will be able to connect to the right resource in a time of crisis; develop an individualized safety plan for current or future use, and access a list of local and national resources that fit the users’ needs and support criteria.
Developed in London, Ontario in 2014, Be Safe has been expanding its reach across Canada with a focus on providing local, up-to-date supports and resources for each community that joins on.
Be Safe is proud to reintroduce Chatham-Kent resources to this important mental health toolkit, an initiative that is the result of a collaboration between local nonprofit and healthcare professionals on the Mental Health Social Planning and Action (SPA) Table.
The need for mental health support in Chatham-Kent is high, and the app can make it easier to find that support. People don’t always know how to access mental health resources, and the Be Safe app is a resource that will help improve community awareness.
Be Safe is available across Apple and Android devices, is available for free, and is easy to use.
Bringing the Be Safe app to Chatham-Kent is the third in a series of mental health and wellness initiatives from the Mental Health SPA Table. Previously the group had launched the “Name It, Don’t Numb It” mental health bracelet program in schools across CK, and the Spring Into Wellness free Yoga and mindfulness program.
To download the Be Safe app, visit besafeapp.ca.