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Safety Plan Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

On this page we will provide you with a Safety Plan Worksheet, It will help you to prepare a contingency plan to avoid ending up getting hospitalized.

What is a Safety Plan Worksheet?

A safety plan is a plan that you make to avoid any crises and emergency situations if you are somebody who is at the risk of attempting suicide, self-harm or mental breakdown. You make a safety plan to deal with that situation beforehand. It is a written set of instructions to be followed at the time of emergency. It will have a series of gradually escalating steps that you will follow, proceeding from one step to the next, until you are safe.

How does the Safety Plan Worksheet help?

When you are at risk of suicide, self-harm or any other serious emergency situation but haven’t reached the level of severity required for involuntary hospitalization, it's common practice to create a Safety Plan. A safety plan is actually a contingency plan that you prepare for yourself whenever you are headed towards a crisis.

Instructions on how to use the Safety Plan Worksheet

If you feel that you are very close to a crisis situation and might not be able to fight through your inner demons, take out this safety plan and try to take control of your situation.

You can download this worksheet here.


On this page, we provided you with a Safety Plan Worksheet, which hopefully helped you to.prepare a contingency plan to avoid ending up getting hospitalized.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.


The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.
If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

Amanda Knowles

Sara Quitlag is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.