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Bristol students march for better mental health support

The march will begin outside the Wills Memorial Building Credit: PA

Students in Bristol will march in the city tonight to demand more help for people with mental health issues at the University.

10 students have died since October 2016, and three of those happened in the last month.

Credit: ITV West Country

The March for Mental Health Services will begin at the Wills Memorial Building at 6pm tonight (Friday 25th May) and finish outside the Vice Chancellor's office on Tyndall Avenue.

The organisers want to lobby the University to improve the wellbeing services available.

We want to remember the lives of those who have suffered so much and improve the service for those who are still vulnerable.

We'd like to encourage more safe, open discussion of what would benefit the community.

The staff working in the mental health services are dedicated people who are trying to help the crisis, but the University need to see how much the students feel the management of resources can still be improved.

– March for Mental Health, Facebook

In October 2017, the University of Bristol, headed by Vice Chancellor and President Professor Hugh Brady, signed a Time to Change pledge to raise awareness of mental health issues.

A survey was also launched asking students what improvements they wished to see.

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