I am (not) fine

 
Im not fine

Let’s talk about it, you are not alone 

How often have you said I’m fine? How many times have you heard someone say I’m fine? 

What does that mean if you say I’m fine when you’re not? 

We want to raise awareness and start a conversation around not feeling fine and in fact feeling very down or thinking about suicide.  

We want to make students aware of how and where to access support for themselves or for a friend.  

We want to let you know that if you are not feeling fine that if you give yourself time and seek support it will get better.



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Why is this important?

 

We believe that one loss of life to suicide, is one life too many. We know this is a difficult topic but we can see from the stats that this is too important too not talk about. We also know by giving yourself time this will change.

What can I do to help myself?

Talk to someone you trust

Don’t keep these feelings to yourself

Think of something good that has happened today

Did you know?

Nearly 1 in 4 young people will experience suicidal feelings at least once in their lives. (Mind)

Student stories and videos

 

Grassroots Real Talk About Suicide

Real Talk about suicide

We recommend this short, free, accessible digital training for all staff and students.

Real Talk About Suicide is an interactive film which helps guide the viewer, as they make choices to support someone with suicidal thoughts and behaviours.


I had a black dog, his name was depression

At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.

Support

Do you need Urgent Support?

GET URGENT HELP

Mind also have some practical tools for when you’re feeling in a crisis

If you are thinking of ending your life, you don’t have to make that decision now, why not reach out to the support services and then see.


Support

It’s okay to reach out for support if you’re having a bad day or if you’re struggling with your mental health.

 
  • University WellbeingThe University’s Wellbeing Service has lots of free advice, information and support that any University of Exeter student can access.
  • SamaritansCall: 116 123 Email: jo@samaritans.org
  • Papyrus(for people under the age of 35) Call: 0800 068 4141 (9am-midnight every day) Text: 07860 039967 Email pat@papyrus-uk.org
  • CALM(available to all, with a focus on support for men - who make up 75% of all suicides) Call: 0800 58 58 58 Webchat: https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/  (5pm-midnight, all year)

Message a text line

If you don’t want to speak to someone, you can message instead

   

You can also find support and information from many mental health charities, such as Mind. You can find their student specific support here

Make an appointment with your Doctor (GP) or visit the NHS mental health pages here


Campaigns and Events

 
Campaign Day/Month Description
Movember- Mens Mental Health awareness month November Raising vital funds and awareness for men's health
Guild's Wellbeing Week w/c 31st January 2022 Focusing on key issues which can affect the wellbeing of our students
Time to Talk Day 4th February 2022 Getting people to talk about mental health, and by doing so, help change lives
University Mental Health Day 3rd March 2022 Aiming to make mental health a university-wide priority and change the future of student mental health

Resources

 
  • Challenging myths and stigmas around suicideThere are often myths and stigma around suicide - we're here to challenge them.
  • How to talk to someone you're worried aboutWe know that you might not be sure what to say to someone who is suicidal, but we've created this guide to help you navigate those difficult conversations..
  • Signs that someone might be strugglingSome people are very good at masking what they are feeling, not wanting to burden others, to show that they are struggling. It is not always possible to recognise these warning signs, but if you are concerned about a change of behaviour or gut feeling, it is ok to ask the person or pass on your concern to support services.
 
 
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