Information about mental health and wellbeing
Commencing a course at university is an exciting and challenging experience for anyone. There are many things to consider and many unknown factors that could cause anxiety, such as: Am I doing the right course? Where will I live? Will I make friends? How will I manage my finances?
For students who have experienced mental health difficulties such anxieties can seem daunting. Coping with the rigours of university whilst dealing with the reality of living with mental health issues can be extra challenging. It is therefore important that before you choose a university and commence your studies you consider the support and structures that will be in place to ensure that your time at university is a positive experience.
To help you with this process, this leaflet attempts general answers to frequently asked questions. We would also encourage you to contact the university of your choice direct, and make further enquiries about services offered at that particular institution.
Frequently Asked Questions:
You may be entitled to claim the Disabled Student Allowance. This is administered by the LEA and is designed to provide students with disabilities, the resources they need to give them an equal opportunity to succeed at university as non-disabled students. It is advisable to make enquiries about this as soon as you know you are applying to go to a university as the application process can take some time. For more information please contact the AccessAbility Centre.