10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day.

The day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention work and a reminder to check in with ourselves, and those who may not be doing OK.

The theme this year, is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ and these are some of the ways you can get involved:

Listen to our Mental Health Adviser Jonny talk to Shaunagh and Dave on the Student Support Podcast about suicide awareness and the things we can do to help.

Listen now:

Trigger Warning: Suicide Discussion

Please be advised that this episode contains a sensitive conversation about suicide, mental health, and related topics. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide or emotional distress, and you need to talk about how you are feeling, please call Samaritans on 116 123.

Jonny shares profound insights and empathetic advice about a topic that impacts countless lives. We explore the complexities of talking about suicide, breaking down stigma, and creating a safe space for dialogue at the University of Chester.

Complete the 20 minute Zero Suicide Alliance Suicide Awareness: University Student Edition e-training, and learn how you can make a difference to those who are thinking about suicide.

If you are having thoughts about suicide or harming yourself, our teams at the University of Chester can help.

The first step is to get in touch – email studentservices@chester.ac.uk or call 01244 511550. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4pm.

Sometimes, simply talking through your issues with someone, in the moment, can be a great relief. Call our 24/7 helpline for free to talk through any problem: 0800 028 3766.

For other support options, including outside of office hours, please visit our Help in an Emergency tile on the UoC app.

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