I am not fine banner: let's talk about it, you're not alone


Let’s talk about it, you are not alone. How often have you said "I’m fine"? How many times have you heard someone say "I’m fine"? What does that mean if you say "I’m fine" when you’re not? We want to raise awareness and start a conversation around not feeling fine and in fact feeling very down or thinking about suicide. We want to make students aware of how and where to access support for themselves or for a friend.  We want to let you know that if you are not feeling fine that if you give yourself time and seek support it will get better.



Do you need Urgent Support?

Mind also have some practical tools for when you’re feeling in a crisis. If you are thinking of ending your life, you don’t have to make that decision now, why not reach out to the support services and then see.

Message a text line

If you don’t want to speak to someone, you can message instead:

Shout Crisis Textline

Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258

YoungMind Crisis Messenger

Text ‘YM’ to 85258


Text: 07860 039967

You can also find support and information from many mental health charities, such as Mind. You can find their student specific support here.

Make an appointment with your Doctor (GP) or visit the NHS mental health pages here




Challenging myths and stigmas around suicide

There are often myths and stigma around suicide - we're here to challenge them.

How to talk to someone you're worried about

We know that you might not be sure what to say to someone who is suicidal, but we've created this guide to help you navigate those difficult conversations..

Signs that someone might be struggling

Some people are very good at masking what they are feeling, not wanting to burden others, to show that they are struggling. It is not always possible to recognise these warning signs, but if you are concerned about a change of behaviour or gut feeling, it is ok to ask the person or pass on your concern to support services.