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Be Safe: New App Now Available!
Guess what? mindyourmind has launched a new and improved version of the Be Safe App!
Be Safe by mindyourmind is a free mobile app that empowers youth and young adults to be safe and reach out in a time of crisis. The Be Safe App does not replace professional clinical advice or emergency services. Rather, it looks to support users in navigating and selecting the most appropriate mental health or addiction supports, when and where they need them most. The app also includes a digital safety plan that users can complete directly on their phones, and take with them wherever they go!
Be Safe was created in 2014, and over the years it has grown significantly in its reach.2019 came time for an app update to improve the functionality and longevity of Be Safe across iOS and Android. The Be Safe team conducted focus groups with youth and service providers to gather input on how the app could better meet changing community needs. Along with this update was an opportunity to scale the app nationally, to reach and help more youth across Canada. The Be Safe team has been working with its community partners to add new regions and provide youth outreach.
Be Safe by mindyourmind now includes regional resources for every province and territory in Canada, and continues to strive to provide support to more local communities across Canada.
This new version has:
- Better usability and navigation, creating a hassle-free experience for all
- A simplified decision tree aid, so users can be directed to the most appropriate mental health and addiction resources in a shorter period of time
- Province and territory-wide regions, allowing more young people across the country to benefit from the app
- And so much more!
Although we’ve added some new features, Be Safe was, and always will be, created with and for youth. We hope with launching this new version, we’ll be able to support more young people across the country, helping them to #BeSafe.
Since this is a new build, you will need to download an entirely new app than the one you have now. The old one has not been updated, and will no longer be available in the app stores.
To download the new app:
- Go to the App Store or Google Play
- Search Be Safe by mindyourmind
- Press “Get” or “Install” to download the app
- You’re good to go! Open the app and start exploring
Download Be Safe by mindyourmind today!
Contact us at email@example.com if you would like to add your region to the Be Safe by mindyourmind App.
Elora is not a stranger to mindyourmind. In 2015, she started as a volunteer and in 2018 she was hired as a Youth Development Coordinator. After a brief break to finish her Bachelor of Social Work degree at King’s University College, Elora is back in a new and exciting role: Be Safe Coordinator. She is passionate about mental health advocacy and her lived experience allows her to bring a unique perspective to the work mindyourmind does. Elora is looking forward to traveling the globe again and enjoys hiking, cozying up on the couch to laugh along with stand-up comedy shows, spending time with family and friends, and solo dance parties.