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This practical book covers issues related to suicide risk, prevention and postvention in Higher and Further Education communities. Compiled by 37 experts, it is an authoritative guide to an issue that is causing increasingly large concern for FE and HE institutions and covers multiple evidence-backed approaches with a pragmatic focus. It is the first that specifically deals with student suicide in FE Colleges and universities, encouraging a holistic, institutional response.
Chapters are split into three sections, beginning with understanding and preventing student suicide among students, followed by responses to risk, including a model for student prevention in HE settings. The book concludes with the response to student death by suicide with advice on postvention, and how to support bereaved family, staff, and students.


This comprehensive book is written with compassion and understanding, with a rigorous focus on the latest evidence. The team have managed to make a complex field accessible, and crucially to ask and answer the questions that matter most. Like me, I'm sure it will leave you feeling informed and hopeful.
Rosie Tressler OBE, CEO, Student Minds
An important and thought-provoking book to help the HE sector to better understand the issues of student suicide. It offers practical changes to institutional mental health and wellbeing provision which develops supportive, compassionate and inclusive learning communities for both our staff and students.
Kate Wicklow, Policy Manager at GuildHE
This is such an important book and enables everyone to understand the importance of wellbeing and good mental health in every aspect of life in further and higher education. It also provides a real challenge to the sector to position the mental health of all staff and students as a strategic priority, from knowing how to keep well to ensuring that the right support is in place when needed... all through a community wide, whole organisation approach.
Hamish Elvidge Chair, The Matthew Elvidge Trust Founder Member, Mental Health in Higher Education Advisory Group Member, National Suicide Prevention Advisory Group