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How Bristol responded to a spate of suicides

After six students committed suicide in Bristol, its two universities determined to work together to develop a scheme of best practice and diversify the support available to students.

Jo Midgley, pro vice-chancellor for the student experience at UWE Bristol, says she has seen significant increases in demand for support in relation to mental ill health, reflecting the national trend.

The university has a traditional wellbeing and counselling service, which provides therapeutic one-to-one care, but in an effort to cope with the increase in demand, new approaches are being taken.

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