Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity.
We empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. Together we will transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive.
Our Peer Support Programmes
At Student Minds, we believe that it helps to talk. But we also know that it can be hard to get started. We run groups so that students experiencing mental health difficulties have access to a supportive environment in which they can talk about life, university and what they are doing to keep their lives on track.
If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won't judge or tell you what to do.
Talk to us on the phone - whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone, on 116 123.
If you phone us, we will answer with something like "Samaritans, can I help you?" We listen to you and help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles. We'll focus on your thoughts and feelings, and may ask questions to help you explore how you feel. We won't make decisions for you, our advice or opinions are not important for the call.
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.
We exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.
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Individuals who identify as transgender tend to experience higher rates of mental health issues than the general population. According to a study published in the July 2016 edition of The Lancet, offers significant evidence that the "distress and impairment, considered essential characteristics of mental disorders" among transgender individuals primarily arises in response to the discrimination, stigma, lack of acceptance, and abuse they face on an unfortunately regular basis.