Where to get support when you need it – World Suicide Prevention Day

There are times we might find it difficult to imagine how we can go on feeling as bad as we do, or to lose hope about finding a way to keep on living. But many people who have thought about ending their lives later feel very glad that they did not act on these thoughts.

If you ever feel like you may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, there is help for you. You are not alone and we are here to help you cope. Our Student Wellbeing Service offers confidential help with a wide range of personal and emotional concerns and is available to every student at the University, free of charge.

The service has a range of workshops and courses and can offer wellbeing advice, counselling and mental health advice.You can make an appointment by giving us a call or registering online.

If you feel you need support or are worried about a friend, please contact our Wellbeing Service. You can phone us on +44 (0)23 9284 3157 or you can contact Samaritans who are available for 24 hour medical advice and support on 116 123. Do also look on MyPort for more advice about making a safety plan or getting urgent support.

The University is also part of the Portsmouth Suicide Prevention Partnership which oversees the development of a Portsmouth Suicide Prevention Plan for the whole of the city.

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