Logo of SafeSpace/ GħallKenn including and logos of app store and google play. A visual of how the app would look on a phone is also shown.

SafeSpace / GħallKenn is a mobile app to help young people manage their emotions and to reduce urges to self-harm. It includes a mood diary, toolbox of evidence based techniques to reduce distress and automatic routing to support services available including emergency services for young people in Malta.

The freely accessible app is available on both Apple and Google Play stores, both in English and Maltese. It seeks to address the mental health needs of a range of young people in Malta (18 years+), providing those from all social settings with access to an app which can support them in mood identification, management and modification. It provides appropriate activities to alleviate low moods and resources for monitoring their wellbeing and as well as in accessing local support services depending on the severity of their mental health challenges.

SafeSpace / GħallKenn has been developed by the Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health at the University of Malta and the Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society and is an adaptation of the existing BlueIce app developed by MyOxygen in collaboration with the University of Bath and the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust in the UK.

Key Features

  • Mood checker
  • Mood checking reminders
  • Mood diary
  • Emergency contact numbers if urge to self harm has not reduced
  • PIN protected
  • Personalized sections
  • Automatic routing through safety checks to delay or prevent self-harm


Use the mood wheel to track your mood
Add notes on how you are feeling or what you are doing
Use the mood diary to see patterns and identify triggers


1. Call a friend
2. 112
3. 179
4. Gozo General Hospital +356 2344 6000
5. Richmond Foundation 1770
6. SPOT +356 2122 8333
7. Kellimni.com


A personalised set of activities designed to reduce distress. It includes:
Music library
Photo library
Physical activities
Mood changing activities
Relaxation and mindfulness exercises
Contact a friend
Spotting and challenging of negative thoughts
Distress tolerance activities



General Information

SafeSpace is not a replacement or substitute for professional medical, psychotherapeutic, counselling or other forms of intervention provided by professionals or other service providers.

SafeSpace has made every effort to ensure that information on this site is reliable and accurate at the time of publishing. However, neither SafeSpace nor those involved in its development and publication, make any express or implied representations or warranties regarding the materials and services contained or referred to in this site, nor do we accept any liability for any loss or damage whatsoever which may arise in any way out of the use of any of the materials or services for errors in or omissions from the materials or services or for the accuracy of any information obtained through use of this site. SafeSpace assumes no liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of or reliance on the information on this site.
Continuity of Service
SafeSpace makes no warranty or representation, express or implied, as to continuity of service and reserves the right to suspend, terminate or otherwise alter access to some or all of the site’s services at any time.


Informazzjoni Ġenerali

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