Editor-in-Chief Dan Hunt announces Redbrick’s support for the Harry’s Law campaign
Redbrick is supporting the campaign for Harry’s Law to be introduced in the UK. The legislation would require coroners’ courts to tell universities when one of their students has committed suicide, and universities would have to announce figures for student suicides for each of their departments every year. The campaign comes amid a mental health crisis among students, which has been fuelled in no small part by several years of covid and the cost-of-living crisis.
The campaign is named after Harry Armstrong Evans – a third year student at the University of Exeter who tragically died in June 2021. He was struggling with his studies and desperately needed academic and mental health support. The voices behind the campaign want to ensure this never happens again.
Redbrick joins numerous other student publications also supporting Harry’s Law, with the endeavour of raising awareness of this important issue and encouraging others to sign the petition in order to help hold universities accountable. If you would like to support the campaign, please sign the petition below and share it far and wide.
If you’ve been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, support is out there:
UoB Wellbeing (https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/student/your-wellbeing/index.aspx)
NHS Mental Health Support (https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/mental-health-services/)
Samaritans (Call 116 123 or email email@example.com)
Campaign Against Living Miserably (https://www.thecalmzone.net/get-support)
Mind (https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/) and Young Minds (https://www.youngminds.org.uk/)