Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Big Lottery Funding May Save Lives

A suicide awareness project at the University of Ulster has received a £6,940 grant from the UK National Lottery's Big Lottery Fund.

Statistics show that one in four people suffer from mental health issues at some point in their life. University can be a particular stressful period in a young person's life and it is not uncommon for students to find it hard to cope with life away from their family and friends.

Jemma Dolan, 23, from Belleek in Co Fermanagh said, "Last year there were three suicides in the university. We hadn't had any for years before that. We thought that is it better to be proactive than reactive."

The suicide awareness sessions will be run from the last week of February to the first week of March.