West Lothian College urges students and those who are struggling to seek support

West Lothian College is supporting the National World Suicide Prevention Day on Thursday the 10th September

The College are urging those who are struggling with mental health and suicidal thoughts to speak out and ask for support, reminding students and the community that there are a range of organisations, charities and resources available.

To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group Scotland have launched a National campaign which aims to unite Scotland to prevent suicide, reminding everyone that they have a role to play. To sign up to the movement and show your support to those in need you can register here: https://unitedtopreventsuicide.org.uk/

Lorna Jenkins, Student Support Manager said “We are encouraging all students and those who are struggling to seek help and talk. There are plenty of resources available both within the college and outwith.

As a college we know that the past few months have been difficult for everyone and we want our students and those in need to know that we are here for them. There is always someone who can help!

We have 3 professional Counsellors who work at the college who are here to support students, plus our Student Support Team who are on hand to help you with any issues you might have.

There also plenty of organisations who we work closely with as a college including SAMH, TogetherAll and Neils Hugs, who are always available to help those in need, in a confidential capacity.”

To find out about services available at West Lothian College visit: https://www.west-lothian.ac.uk/help-advice/student-support-services/

Some other services available, where those who are struggling can contact confidentially include:

Breathing Space

Call 0800 83 85 87


Call 116 123

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – for men

Call 0800 58 58 58

Papyrus – for people under 35

Call 0800 068 41 41

Childline – for young people under 19 –

Call 0800 1111

Together we can save lives, so lets’ talk suicide: United to Prevent Suicide