Mental health difficulties
We support students with a range of mental health difficulties, including
- bipolar disorders
- eating disorders
- personality disorders
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
This list is not exhaustive. If you are in any doubt please contact us.
What support is available?
If you experience long-term mental health difficulties, we can provide practical support with your course through a learning contract. Our focus is on you as a learner and the impact that your mental health needs may have on your studies. Support can be provided for lectures and seminars, assignments and exams.
You may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances. If so, you may receive additional support though a study needs assessment. This can include
- developing study-based coping strategies
- help with motivation, organisation and keeping on track with your work
We can also signpost you to other University services for further support. We work closely with Student Wellbeing who may be able to offer you additional support with your mental health.
What evidence do I need to get support?
You will needs to give us a copy of a letter from your GP, consultant or psychiatrist which contains
- the diagnosis
- the duration of the symptoms
- details, where appropriate, of any medication and any reported side affects
- the impact of the condition on your studies
If you do not already have medical evidence we recommend taking this form to your GP. It provides evidence in a format accepted by the main funding bodies.