Suicide affects all of us - whether you know someone who has made a suicide attempt or taken their own life or whether you yourself have struggled with your mental health. By raising awareness, through World Suicide Prevention Day, there is an opportunity to reduce the stigma surrounding suicide and encourage those in need to seek help.
If you are struggling with your mental health, you are not alone. Many people experience poor mental health and some will consider suicide. It's important to remember that there is always another option and help is available.
If you are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts and aren't sure what to do, consider calling one of the following helplines:
If you are struggling, the University is here for you. The Wellbeing Service are on hand to help improve your mental health longer term once you are no longer in crisis. Book an appointment with a Wellbeing Adviser through the Advice Zone.
You may have noticed a friend acting differently, or a family member that seems to be struggling. It can be hard to know what to do and if there is a way you can help. The Zero Suicide Alliance has put together a course specific for university students to help you better understand suicidal behaviours and how to signpost the suicidal person towards support.