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Should I put down my mental health issues on ucas? watch

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    It's going to be kind of difficult to explain everything in a concise way so sorry for babbling!
    So, from the age of 5 up until the age of 16 I was sexually abused by my step father. This only stopped after I went to the police.
    Due to these experiences, I am depressed and on medication. I also get counselling once a week.
    I don't know if I should declare my depression on ucas. Will this put me at some kind of disadvantage? Or will universities overlook this?
    My teacher said that universities usually treat illnesses of the mind the same as physical disabilities (as in, they won't think of it as less significant) but I'm worried that letting admissions tutors know will compromise my place at university?
    Please help!
    I have no idea what to do
    Any help is appreciated
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    Don't mention it in your PS. If you wish, you may tick the box about disabilities, since depression falls under mental disability.

    Your teacher can write something either explicit or subtle in their reference. But your own PS is certainly not the place to be explaining such sensitive issues :hugs:
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    Don't mention it in your PS. If you wish, you may tick the box about disabilities, since depression falls under mental disability.

    Your teacher can write something either explicit or subtle in their reference. But your own PS is certainly not the place to be explaining such sensitive issues :hugs:
    In general, we're advised not to mention disabilities in our PS and leave it to the teacher.

    They can't legally reject you because you declare a mental illness.

    The thing on ucas is more to do with stats and data collection, I do believe.
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    Universities could never reject a student on the basis of disabilities. Declaring it would benefit you a lot because it means that the university are aware of your condition so can offer you the right support throughout the year and particularly during exam time. My friend has depression and she also gets a bit of disability allowance (I'm not sure how much, maybe a few hundred a year) which she can use to pay for counselling, medication, activities etc.
 
 
 
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