Is this an emergency?
*The Student Wellbeing Service is not an emergency service. If your situation requires an emergency response, please phone 999*
Dealing with a Mental Health Emergency
If you have concerns regarding a student's mental wellbeing or safety, please follow our Emergency Mental Health Flowchart
Warning signs that someone may be suicidal can include:
- A noticeable change in behaviour, especially if the person becomes withdrawn.
- Expressing feelings of failure, hopelessness and low self-esteem.
- Talking about suicide, not wanting to live or not seeing a future.
- Not looking after themselves, such as not eating or looking after their appearance.
- Problems with sleeping, especially early-morning waking.
- Suddenly tidying up their affairs, e.g. disposing of possessions or taking out life-insurance.
- Starting to apparently recover from a period of depression.
Their risk of suicide may be increased by the means they are considering and by the opportunities available to them, and also by previous experience of their own or other people’s suicide attempts.
Risk Matrix Tool:
This tool has been developed to assist decision making in relation to individual student mental health risk.
It should be used to inform, not replace, exisiting policies, procedures and responsibilities around reporting and responding to risk. It can be used alongside the Emergency Mental Health Flowchart.
To view the Risk Matrix Tool click here
Other Sources of Suport in a Crisis
North Wales GP Out of Hours Service
For medical care when your GP Surgery is closed, please call 0300 123 55 66 (weekdays 6.30pm - 8.00am, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays).
Gwynedd Mental Health Team - appointments can be made via GP on 01248 363470
Psychiatric Services - Evening and Weekends, Hergest Unit, Ysbyty Gwynedd - 01248 384384
Social Services Duty Officer - 01286 675502
Online and over the phone, help and advice
Freefone 0800 132737 or text ‘help’ to 81066
Phone 116 123 or 01248 674 985 (Bangor Branch) Email: email@example.com
UK resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.
An organisation providing advice and support for people who may be at risk of self harm.
Support for anyone who has been the victim of a crime. Phone 0845 3 121 900 / 01492 530600