Bristol student deaths highlight campus crisis in mental health

University counselling services face rise in demand from students struggling to cope with academic and social pressure

Nathan is a 20-year-old arts student. He had depression before he came to university, and felt well-supported by his family, but it has been difficult living and studying away from home.

“Suddenly you come to university and you’ve not got your family around you. So you need your friends, which is tricky because they are busy and stressed themselves.”

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