Ella Knight

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Ella Knight

Improving suicide prevention strategies for university students

Fellowship

Focus

Developing suicide prevention strategies to support student mental health

Fellowship year

2020

Locality

South West

Biography

I work as a wellbeing consultant at the University of Exeter. My Fellowship involves researching suicide prevention strategies currently being used across US and Canadian universities. The purpose of my Fellowship is to improve suicide prevention strategies at UK universities by sharing what many consider to be best practice. Having spent five years working in mental health in universities across the UK, this feels like a vital topic to research, as young people continue to struggle with their mental health. This is particularly important as we manage the fallout from Covid-19 and the impact it has had on mental health. I have remotely interviewed suicide prevention experts from the Jed Foundation, who have advised universities across the USA and Canada, and Forefront Suicide Prevention, which is based at the University of Washington.

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