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Suicide - a Strategy to Make Durham University a Safer Place


To enable a positive and fulfilling experience at Durham, we want to ensure that every student is supported to enjoy good mental health and wellbeing.    

In June 2023, we published Suicide: a Strategy to Make Durham University a Safer Place together with an action plan. 

Our strategy covers suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.  

To produce the guidance, we followed guidance from Universities UK’s Suicide-Safer Universities model.  

We are taking a whole University approach as well as more targeted interventions. You can: 


As part of our strategy, we ask students and staff to undertake suicide awareness training. It’s free, only takes around 20 minutes, and it could help save a life.  

If you’re a student at Durham University, you can access the student training. 

If you’re a member of staff at Durham University, you can access the staff training. 

Need help right now? 

If you or someone else needs help right now, visit the crisis information page. 

Concerned about someone else? 

If you’re concerned about someone, find out how to access support.