There is no right or wrong way to react to news of a death and you may be experiencing a wide range of emotions. Everyone has a different way of coping, but it’s important to seek support when you need it. Talking to someone – whether that’s a friend, family member, or a professional member of staff – is one of the best things you can do.
You may find the following resources helpful:
Coming to terms with loss
Coping with trauma
Where to go for support
If you're feeling upset and would like to talk to someone, you can access the following University and Students' Union services during the daytime on weekdays.
- Student Welfare Team - available Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm in the Carrington Building. You can speak to someone confidentially in person, or over the phone if you prefer.
- Chaplaincy Centre - the team of Chaplains are able to provide support for anyone who would like to talk.
- Hall Welfare Team - Hall Wardens are able to provide support for students living in University halls of residence.
- RUSU Advice Service - RUSU's drop in service is confidential and independent to the University.
- Big White Wall - a free online mental health support community, available 24/7.