Mindstep raise £100k for research at UofG

5th February 2022

The charity has raised money to fund suicide prevention research at the University. The Mindstep Foundation has raised £100k for suicide prevention research at the University of Glasgow, led by Professor Rory O’Connor.  The foundation is a family-run mental-health charity that was founded to help educate people on the warning signs and consequences of untreated ...

Coping with an ill loved one at uni

5th January 2022

CW: Suicide I found my mum’s suicide note a week into my second semester of third year. While she was physically okay, we faced another lowest of lows. In the years I’ve known about my mum’s depression, it has affected every part of my life. I don’t say that to diminish what she goes through; ...

PhD students are ‘high risk’ of suicide according to new research

17th November 2021

The study shows that four in 10 PhD students are classed as “high risk”. CW: Suicide  A study on chronic illnesses amongst doctoral students, carried out by researchers at the Universities of Sussex and Westminister, shows that four in 10 UK PhD students are at “high risk” of suicide. The study highlights loneliness and intellectual ...