The S Word is an Ayrshire College suicide prevention campaign.  It aims to encourage a more open conversation about suicide and through this, ensure that those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts are supported and enabled to reach out for support. 

You will find lots of helpful information relating to suicide prevention here:
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From Michelle Morton, Mental Health Officer:

"Whether we witness or experience any type of harassment, bullying or hate in our lives, it can leave us feeling many complex emotions that we may not understand or know how to cope with.  It is therefore needless to say mental health vulnerabilities such as depression, anxiety, trauma and even suicidal thoughts sit high up in this context of negative experiences that affect can heavily impact our mental wellbeing, especially where incidents or violence or aggression have taken place. 
People can often become withdrawn from their normal lives due to fear and anxiety, or even become uncharacteristically angry with the world around them because of how these experiences have made them feel combined with the loss of control and empowerment the perpetrator has taken from them. 

As Ayrshire College’s Mental Heath Liaison Officer I would like to reassure all students and staff that should they ever have to make a report of this kind that there is a wealth of mental wellbeing support available to them. This includes my own support as well as those from our Student Services team, fully trained counsellors and lots of self-help resources that can all be utilised collectively if required, or individually – whatever the person needs from us in their time of need.' 

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