University urges students to use support services after second year student death confirmed

Students have been urged by the University to use support services available after the annoucement of a second student death in two weeks.

The full list of Bristol's support services are available here.

The University was informed of a second-year Physics student who died 'suddenly'. The cause of death is currently unknown, and an inquest will be opened shortly.

A University of Bristol spokesman said: A University of Bristol spokesperson said: 'We have been informed of the sudden death of 2nd year Physics student. Our thoughts are with [the student's] family, who have requested privacy at this very difficult time.

'We know this news may be distressing for members of the University community, especially those who knew and studied with [the student].

'We are deeply saddened by this tragic news and encourage any students or staff who are affected to contact University wellbeing services for help as well as seek support from friends or family. Information about the support available can be found on our website under our staff and student pages.

'Sadly, this is the second death in a short period of time and the University is doing everything we can to support all those affected by these deaths.'

It was reported earlier that a Fourth Year Electrical and Engineering student has died.

Most people who are thinking of taking their own life have shown warning signs beforehand.
These can include becoming depressed, showing sudden changes in behaviour, talking about wanting to die and feelings of hopelessness.  These feelings do improve and can be treated.

If you are concerned about someone, or need help yourself, please contact the Samaritans on 116 123.

Other student support services include:
Young Minds 0808 802 5544
Papyrus 0800 068 41 41
Student Minds

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