SOS at the University of Exeter
October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
SOS Silence of Suicide are proud to announce an SOS initiative at the University of Exeter on Wednesday 11 October 2017 between 6pm and 8pm.
This event will be open not just to University students, lecturers and other staff, but also to the wider public, so if you’re in the area and wish to join us for this free event, then please reserve your free seat(s) as soon as possible.
“The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Its success is built on a strong partnership with its students through the Exeter Students’ Guild and Falmouth and Exeter Union (FXU). The University was voted the Sunday Times University of the Year 2012/13 and is ranked amongst the UK’s top 10 universities in the Higher Education league tables produced by the Times and the Sunday Times. It is also ranked amongst the world’s top 1% of universities in the QS and Times Higher Education rankings.
Exeter has always been among the leaders for student satisfaction and invests over £1M a year in support student wellbeing and support. Our Wellbeing Services are here to help students get the most out of their time at University. Health and wellbeing are crucial ingredients of effective study as well as a rich and fulfilling student experience, but staying well in body and mind isn’t always easy at University. We recognise that it’s much more difficult to learn and enjoy student life when personal difficulties or emotional worries arise. Sometimes we need a little help to get “back on track” and the University’s Wellbeing Teams can offer a range of services to support students personally and in their studies when difficulties occur.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we are teaming up with SOS Silence of Suicide, founded and run by Michael Mansfield QC and his partner Yvette Greenway, which encourages open and honest discussion about suicide. We hope that this event, which is open to University students, staff and the general public, will prove to be as beneficial, informative and enlightening as other SOS events have clearly been. Providing a safe and stigma free environment to those who attend is one way to squash the isolation, encourage communication and help eradicate stigma and silence, which are like chains around the entire body of those who are vulnerable and struggling..
With all SOS events, the capacity for networking and creating your own support systems is huge. People simply have to take advantage of the opportunities SOS meetings present them with.’
Please note: The full postal address of the event location will be published at the earliest possible opportunity. Thank you.
It’s time to stop the silence