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Dad campaigns for changes to university procedures following son's death

Ben Murray took his own life after eight months at University Photo: ITV Meridan

A father is campaigning for change after his son took his own life in his first year of university.

James Murray wants universities to ask their students if they'll consent to their parents or guardians being told if they're concerned about their child's welfare.

His son Ben, who went to school in Dorset, was 19-years-old when he took his life five months ago at Bristol University.

At least 95 students committed suicide last year according to The Office for National Statistics. In some instances, parents and guardians had no idea their children were experiencing difficulties because information about their mental health wasn't shared.

Here is Christine Alsford with this report...

There are details of mental healthy charities such as Mind, Papyrus, and Student Minds on their websites.