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Able to get support at university for depression and occasional psychosis? watch

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    Hi,

    Turns out I can't make this post anonymous on mobile but oh well. I've had depression for a couple of years now and it feels like it's at a really bad level - I won't go into why but I'm sure you can guess anyway. I've told school and they're really supportive and are there to talk whenever I need it.

    I also experience psychosis every now and again - I've only just realised that the voices I hear aren't from actual people and it's awful.

    Both of these affect my everyday life, what support could I get at university for it? There are times where I can't concentrate on work.

    Thanks


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    Your best bet is to talk to the disability services at your intended university. They can best direct you who you need to talk to/what support you can get. There's also something called Disabled Student Allowance (DSA), if you apply for this you can get quite a lot of things to make your life easier at uni. They set up a meeting and ask you questions about exactly what's going on, then they can do things like give you a support worker who you can talk to for X number of hours for help with managing uni, also software such as mind mapping or one where it reads what's on the screen for you. Also sometimes they might decide to pay for photocopying or printing that are needed by you to help you study despite your depression/psychosis. DSA also write to your uni to help set up various allowances - for instance exams on your own/in a room with only a few people, extra time, use of a computer - stuff like that. Definitely worth looking into.

    Good luck I'm currently at uni with a psychotic disorder so if you have any further questions or just want to talk to someone, feel free to PM me or post on this thread.
 
 
 
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