95 Empty Shoes Used By University of Nottingham Student Union To Highlight Student Suicide Problem

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Sadly, student mental health issues often result in suicide, so raising awareness is crucial to attract maximum attention to these problems. UK students have donated 95 empty shoes for a display representng the number of students that committed suicide in 2017/18 in England and Wales. They Typical Student team learned more about the display.

 

Students' Union's Suicide Awareness Week

 

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As told by The Tab, the display outsde Portland University was set up within the Students' Union's Suicide Awareness Week. The goal is to raise awareness and collect signatures on a student petition initiated by The University of Nottingham Students Union to get more mental health support from the university.  The Students' Union Suicide Awareness Week ends this Friday with a 95 second silence in memory of the 95 lives lost. The ceremony is taking place at the Djangogly terrace,  12PM. 

 

University of Nottingham Students Union Raising Awareness On Student Suicide

 

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Members of the UONSU commented on the student suicide problem as follows: "We can no longer ignore the conversation of suicide and mental health; we must start talking about it and start to use our voices to make a change." Most universities choose not to publicise student death, so student suicide doesn't get enough coverage.  Feel free to turn to the UONSU website for advice about personal health and well-being.  

 

 

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