Improving student mental health through partnership


A new training module launches this week that aims to break the stigma surrounding suicide by teaching students how to identify, understand, and help someone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts.

The training has been developed specifically for university students, and includes information and scenarios that are related to experiences at university. It aims to equip you with the skills and confidence you need to have a potentially life-saving conversation.

The University’s Improving Student Mental Health though Partnership team have been working with the Zero Suicide Alliance to develop the programme, and Liverpool students provided feedback on the scenario scripts and feature in both voice recordings and photos used in the module.

Suicide Prevention Workshop

The Improving Student Mental Health through Partnerships Project Team is hosting a workshop on Suicide Prevention on Wednesday 23 March from 6pm-7:30pm.

The session will raise awareness of suicide, and provide information on how to respond to someone you are concerned about, and assist someone in a crisis.

This will be a very sensitive topic for many students, and we would encourage anyone who thinks this is something they can learn from, to come along.

Click here to find out more and register for the workshop

Free Suicide Awareness Training Module

The Zero Suicide Alliance are a charity dedicated to preventing suicide, and this new edition of their suicide awareness training has been created specifically for university students, their family and friends.

Through the training you’ll learn the skills to better understand suicidal behaviours so you can feel confident to see the signs, say the words, and signpost to support.

The training aims to equip you with the skills and confidence you need to have a potentially life-saving conversation. It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and you will get a certificate on completion.

Click here to find out more.

Student Services Support

The Student Services team are here to help if you need support while studying. They offer comprehensive advice, support and information on a wide range of non-academic issues. You can get assistance with your studies, help with health and wellbeing, financial advice and more.

If you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or just need to talk, they are here for you.

Find out more here.

Support in a crisis

If you require emergency help please call 999. For anyone experiencing significant mental health difficulties in the Liverpool area and you require immediate help please call the Merseycare Freephone number 0800 145 6570.

If you are on campus and require immediate assistance you can call Campus Support on: 0151 794 3252 (43252 from an internal phone). In an emergency call 0151 794 2222. If you are staying in University halls you can get help, support and advice from the hall staff.

Please also see our In A Crisis Now? webpage for additional information.