Content Warning – Suicide

On Thursday 28 November 84 pairs of shoes will be placed in the centre of the redbrick to represent the average of 84 men who take their own lives each week in the UK.

On behalf of the charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), leaflets and information will be provided at the protest with the aim of helping those suffering from poor mental health or who might be considering suicide. If this is an issue you are not comfortable discussing with our trained volunteers, the same information can be found here. Worried about somebody else? You can click here.

Your VP Welfare and Community Laura Barr had this to say:

“Part of preventing suicide is talking about it and having that open discussion not just about suicide but about suicidal thoughts, intrusive thoughts and feelings, and suicidal ideation. Having these conversations can contribute to people feeling less alone and encourage them to access help and support.”

If you have any shoes to spare, please bring them to the Sabbatical Office (the glass room on your right as you walk into building 42).

You can find more details about this event here.

Remember, if you’re struggling to cope, there are people who want to help – you are not alone:

The Samaritans

Helpline: 116 123

Website: samaritans.org

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Helpline: 0800 58 58 58

Website: thecalmzone.net

Papyrus

Helpline: 0800 068 4141

Website: papyrus-uk.org

Mind

MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393

Website: mind.org.uk

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