Bristol University urges students to use support services following student death

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The University are urging students to make use of support services, friends and family following the death of a student.

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

A spokesperson for the University of Bristol said: 'We are very sorry to confirm that [...] one of our third-year undergraduate medical students who was on placement in Swindon, sadly died on Sunday evening.'

'This news is extremely upsetting, and our thoughts are with [the student's] family and friends. We would ask that his family’s privacy is respected at this difficult time.

'We have contacted fellow medical students and are reminding members of the University community that they can request support should they need it by contacting our Wellbeing Team.'


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 https://youngminds.org.uk/  0808 802 5544
Nightline https://www.nightline.ac.uk/want-to-talk/
Papyrus https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ 0800 068 41 41
Student Minds http://www.studentminds.org.uk/findsupport.html

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