1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.

Look out for the SU elephant, affectionately known as Trunky, which will be in a different part of the SU every month to raise awareness of mental health as part of the ‘Elephant in the Room’ campaign.

The idea is reduce the stigma surrounding talking about mental health problems. If you spot the elephant, send us a picture via our Twitter @yoursusu or Instagram @sususnaps with #TimeToTalk

So how can we help?
We have a range of different support available to help you if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health problem.

The Advice Centre – A free, confidential and impartial advice service located in the Student’ Union at Highfield, 1st Floor Building 40.

Peer Support – A confidential listening service by students, for students. Email a peer supporter and you can meet up for a chat. Find out more here or email peersupport@susu.org

Southampton Nightline – A free and anonymous listening service run by trained student volunteers accessible by phone, open to students 8pm-8am during term-time. Call them on: 02380 595236

Student Minds – UK’s student mental health charity with a support group in Southampton.

Find out more here.