University of Wolverhampton

Helping to reduce student suicide

Three Minutes to Save a Life is a pioneering programme dedicated to tackling the issue of suicide, self-harm and emotional resilience. The award-winning scheme is designed to provide support to members of the community who may experience suicidal thoughts.

More than 800 staff and students – including security, caretaking and academics that have regular contact with students – have been trained to recognise early warning signs in at-risk students and how they can escalate concerns proportionately and compassionately.

In an effort to reduce the stigma related to suicidal thoughts, all staff at the University of Wolverhampton will eventually undertake training to give them an awareness and ability to respond with compassion to those students who require help.

It is led by Clare Dickens, a nurse and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at the University, who is a recognised expert in the field of mental health and suicide prevention.

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