Aberdeen students are calling on university bosses to overhaul mental health services following the death of a young woman.
In an open letter, the Students of Aberdeen University (SoAU) group said mental health issues could not be “ignored and underfunded anymore”.
The plea came after an 18-year-old student died earlier this month.
Police have said there were no suspicious circumstances.
A letter from SoAU posted on Facebook states: “It was with deep sorrow here at SoAU that we learned of the death of a student.
“We have been alarmed and troubled by this, as we feel it points to a serious existing problem within our university.
“Mental health issues and their very serious consequences cannot be ignored and underfunded anymore.”
It was with deep sorrow here at SoAU that we learned of the death of a UoA-student this past weekend. We have been…
The letter was backed by hundreds of people.
Christopher Wood, a second-year history student, said the group decided to publish the letter after “the tragic events in which a student lost their life”.
Christopher, who moved to Aberdeen from Devon to study, said there was something “deeply wrong with the system” and claimed counselling services were “overrun”.
A University of Aberdeen spokeswoman said the university worked closely with the students’ association and had a number of student support services in place, including counselling and the Aberdeen Students’ Nightline.
The spokeswoman added: “The university has also subscribed to Big White Wall which provides 24/7 online support for students experiencing mental health concerns.”
Anyone with concerns can also contact the Samaritans on 01224 574488 or 116 123.