Alan Percy discusses the factors that should be considered when talking about student suicide
After graduating from Bristol University, Alan started his working life in youth and community work in London in the early 1980s. From that experience he became committed to developing different practical therapeutic strategies to help young people and adults suffering from psychological and emotional distress and the effects of mental illness to achieve their life goals. He has worked at a wide range of further and higher education institutions both as a counsellor and lecturer for over 28 years.
Alan has been at the Counselling Service at the University of Oxford for the last 18 years and is currently the Head of Counselling. Alan is a qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with the UKCP, an accredited clinical supervisor with UKCP, a senior accredited member of BACP and currently Chair of the Executive Committee for Heads of University Counselling Services (HUCS). In 2016 he was awarded a visiting professorship in psychology at Fudan University, Shanghai.
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