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A Support Net: Can you help someone in need?

Updated Friday 1st September 2017

All of us will experience personal challenges, but could you make a positive impact on someone's life? Try our wellbeing interactive 'A Support Net' to see if you can help four people.

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Additional support

Experiencing mental health problems, or supporting someone who is can be hard to manage alone. Contacting your GP is a common starting point, if you are feeling mentally unwell - but also think about consulting a trained therapist, friends and family, charities, community and work support, and student services. Additionally, below is a list of useful resources and helplines:

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