Today marks World Suicide Prevention Day, tonight at Queen’s University Students’ Union we have teamed up with St Marys, Stranmillis Students Union, Belfast Met, Ulster University Students’ Union and PleaseTalk to organise a vigil outside the front gates of Queen’s University Belfast to remember those we have lost to suicide.
This event is open to everyone and I would encourage you to bring someone along. We will be at the front gates from 8pm and we would love to see you there.
For more details please checkout: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628738447392924/
‘Please Talk’ is an organisation which was first launched in January 2007 in UCD. It was in response to the deaths of a number of students by suicide in the student populous.
‘Please Talk’ urges students to understand that talking is a sign of strength not weakness, and if you’re experiencing problems while at college or University, there are people there who you can talk to. They promote this message through a collaborative effort involving the various support services present in colleges and Universities up and down the country such as: counsellors, student support officers, students’ unions, disability support services and many, many more.
If you ever need to talk to someone, you can always contact your Students’ Union or your Support Services that are listed below:
Queen’s University Belfast:
Belfast Metropolitan College: