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Health and Wellbeing

Become a lifesaver in just 20 minutes

By Adrian 03 Oct 2019

Next Thursday, 10th October, is World Mental Health Day (WMHD), organised by the World Federation for Mental Health and supported by the World Health Organization. The theme for this year’s WMHD is suicide prevention.

More than 12 people a week take their own life in London. If someone was in crisis, would you know what to say?

The University of London is working with ThriveLDN and the Zero Suicide Alliance in a campaign to get 100,000 Londoners to take the FREE online suicide prevention training.

The short training program is designed to help you to be able to identify warning signs and to feel comfortable having conversations about suicide.

It only takes 20 minutes. But it could make all the difference to someone in need.

It would be amazing if we could train 200 lifesavers across the University of London before World Mental Health Day. So please follow the link below to take the training, and then let let us know that you've done it here:

Save a life… take the training: 

And do remember to let us know when you've completed the training -

Need support?

If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health difficulties or thoughts of suicide, there are people in our community who are ready, willing, and able to help.

Consider talking with your GP, your employee assistance programme (if you’re staff), or a university/college counsellor (if you’re a student); go to a hospital emergency department if you feel unsafe; or use a telephone or text-based support service:

If you live in our intercollegiate halls, speak with your Warden or a Resident Advisor; they’re all trained in Mental Health First Aid.


Adrian is Student Health & Wellbeing Manager at the University of London and the Warden of Connaught Hall. Trained as an accident & emergency doctor.
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