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Mitigating circumstances and University Watch

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    Hey all quick question - So i've been battling with kinda bad depression and sui thoughts/feelings since a few years ago, l had a year where it wasn't intense then it flared up again towards the end of last year.

    I'm currently seeing a private therapist and as a result haven't been to visit the doctors.

    Anyone know if I have to go to the doctors to apply for Mitigating Circumstances for university or can my therapist write a letter?

    Thanks for any replies in advance.
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    Hi Toki,

    Most universities will accept a letter from a therapist. I had to apply for mitigating circumstances with supporting evidence from my psychologist last year. If this isn't the case at your university then you could request that your therapist writes to your GP about your illness and then ask your GP to confirm your diagnosis in writing for the university.

    I hope you're getting better
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    (Original post by rose-star)
    Hi Toki,

    Most universities will accept a letter from a therapist. I had to apply for mitigating circumstances with supporting evidence from my psychologist last year. If this isn't the case at your university then you could request that your therapist writes to your GP about your illness and then ask your GP to confirm your diagnosis in writing for the university.

    I hope you're getting better
    Ahhh ok thanks for the clarification.

    How much detail has to go into the report /letter do ya think?

    Thanks again
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    Ahhh ok thanks for the clarification.

    How much detail has to go into the report /letter do ya think?

    Thanks again
    The therapist or doctor will need to confirm the condition, length (e.g. ongoing) and that it's affecting your studies. Not too much detail really. If it's at a university medical centre then they usually already have template letters ready to fill in.
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    If you need evidence to cover every course for a period of time then you probably need a letter stating the nature of your condition, that it is chronic or acute (either ongoing or recently developed), the date it started and how it is affecting your studies.

    If you missed an assessment then you might need to get him/her to explain how your condition prevented you from taking the assessment.

    I hope you get the help you need
 
 
 
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