Many of you will have heard the recent tragic news that a Coventry University student has died in a hall of residence.
The death of a fellow student will be deeply affecting for many of us, particularly any friends, coursemates, or flatmates. It’s important to know that support is available for anyone who may be upset or distressed, whether by these events or for any other reasons. There is a list of support services further down this article, we encourage anyone affected or struggling to cope to make use of them.
It’s also important to look out for one another, check in with your friends, coursemates, flatmates. You may know someone who could benefit from some of these services, but they don’t know that the support they need exists. These services offer free, confidential, non-judgmental support to anyone who needs it.
We also urge you all to be respectful of the student and their family and friends.
These resources are available to all students. They are all free and confidential, there is no judgement for using them, and they are all here to support you.
Coventry Counselling and Mental Health Service
The University employs Mental Health advisers who can both support you directly and arrange additional support from other agencies. To book an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 024 7765 802, or visit https://healthandwellbeingbookings.coventry.ac.uk/
Address: The Hub, Jordan Well, Medical Centre
Book Appointment: email@example.com
Online Appointments: https://healthandwellbeingbookings.coventry.ac.uk/
Phone: 024 7765 802
The Student Union Advice Centre
The Students’ Union Advice Centre is here to support you with any issues or worries around accommodation, money, or your course, and can connect you with other services to support with any issues you’re experiencing. To book an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (answer machine only)0208 123 8205
Papyrus (Prevention Of Young Suicide)
Papyrus offer support for young people who may have suicidal thoughts and for those worried that someone else may be considering suicide. You can find out more at https://papyrus-uk.org/ or by emailing email@example.com
Online Resources: https://papyrus-uk.org/help-advice-2/
Samaritans provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. Their listening service is available 24hrs a day by calling 116 123 or by emailing Jo@samaritans.org
Free Phone: 116 123
Letter: Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING FK8 2SA
Coventry Mind is a local charity that provides access to mental health care and services and works to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. You can find more of the services they offer at https://cwmind.org.uk/ or by calling 024 7622 9988
Phone: 024 7622 9988
Address: Mind, Wellington Gardens, Windsor Street, Coventry, CV1 3BT
Coventry University’s Statement
Coventry University’s statement on the events is reproduced below:
A Coventry University spokesperson confirmed the death, saying: “We are saddened by the death of one of our students.
“Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this awful time and we are offering all the support we can to the family.”