|Type of Entry:||University guides|
|Name:||Universities UK - suicide safer universities: sharing information|
|Date added:||27 October 2022|
|Owned by:||Universities UK & Papyrus (UK)|
|Website:||Universities UK - suicide safer universities: sharing information|
|Target audience:||Teachers / educators|
Universities UK (UKK) and PAPYRUS have published a guide for universities on when to involve families, carers and trusted contacts when there are serious concerns for a student’s safety or mental health.
Suicides are preventable and that universities can help to save lives when they adopt a proactive, rather than a reactive approach, to student suicide. Such as:
This guide includes advice for universities for preventing suicide, covering the following areas:
For more information, visit the Universities UK and PAPYRUS guide.
To find out more about the suicide safer universities campaign, visit the PAPYRUS website.
64 students died by suicide in England and Wales in 2019‒2020.
Universities can help to save lives by having the confidence to reach out to students at risk and having plans and people in place to respond effectively, quickly and with compassion.
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Visit the BBC website to read the report on universities in England told to contact students loved ones to stop suicides.
The aim of the ZSA Resources is to introduce users to a range of existing and new resources with a connection to supporting people with their mental health, bring awareness to and help prevent incidences of suicide. The ZSA do not endorse individual resources but instead aim to present standardised information to enable the user to make an informed decision over its use.
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Content last updated: 27/10/22.