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    I'm really hoping this helps someone in a similar situation as i regret not speaking out in university! If you have any issues regarding the title, let's make this a safe place to discuss them! I'm a volunteer for various charities and below here's a little about my self! Let's help each other help ourselves! :

    Hi guys, not sure if this is the right place but here goes: So I'm applying for the PA course in Wales. Although i achieved a 2:1 in my biomedicine degree (Anatomy), i'm wondering if i should bring up the following issues to someone. So i've always been a high achiever, gaining the top student award in my sixth form and achieving a merit in my 1st year of university. However in 2nd year, I developed generalised anxiety disorder, where i couldn't go to my dissections some days because of fear and a few days before my exams started in year 3 i had my first panic attack where I was taken to hospital as I'd never had anything like that before! Constant negative thinking and overthinking too! I never mentioned any of this to my university or my doctor, mostly because the personal tutor system had broken down and i was left without one and if i'm honest i didn't want to bother anyone with my issues or have anxiety put down on record- in the fear it may affect my future career choice. I kept saying people deal with worse than this and never complain or talk to people. However, the condition i had seriously disrupted my university experience. I am glad to say that from exercising and CBT that i am back to 'normal', and i'm eager to make something of myself in this career, with my positive can do attitude back. I have come to terms with the fact i got a 2:1 and not the 1st i know i was capable of. I know this is the perfect career fit for me combining my caring nature and my interest in medicine.

    I just can't help but think, if i'd have said something at the time i would have got a 1st but i was too afraid to speak out! I guess i hope to provide a listening ear for patients and make sure i can help with any physicial and mental issues they may be dealing with, as i know too well how alone young people and older people can feel! I am currently volunteering with families of premature babies on neonatal units and with vulnerable elderly individuals. Thank's guys!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm really hoping this helps someone in a similar situation as i regret not speaking out in university! If you have any issues regarding the title, let's make this a safe place to discuss them! I'm a volunteer for various charities and below here's a little about my self! Let's help each other help ourselves! :

    Hi guys, not sure if this is the right place but here goes: So I'm applying for the PA course in Wales. Although i achieved a 2:1 in my biomedicine degree (Anatomy), i'm wondering if i should bring up the following issues to someone. So i've always been a high achiever, gaining the top student award in my sixth form and achieving a merit in my 1st year of university. However in 2nd year, I developed generalised anxiety disorder, where i couldn't go to my dissections some days because of fear and a few days before my exams started in year 3 i had my first panic attack where I was taken to hospital as I'd never had anything like that before! Constant negative thinking and overthinking too! I never mentioned any of this to my university or my doctor, mostly because the personal tutor system had broken down and i was left without one and if i'm honest i didn't want to bother anyone with my issues or have anxiety put down on record- in the fear it may affect my future career choice. I kept saying people deal with worse than this and never complain or talk to people. However, the condition i had seriously disrupted my university experience. I am glad to say that from exercising and CBT that i am back to 'normal', and i'm eager to make something of myself in this career, with my positive can do attitude back. I have come to terms with the fact i got a 2:1 and not the 1st i know i was capable of. I know this is the perfect career fit for me combining my caring nature and my interest in medicine.

    I just can't help but think, if i'd have said something at the time i would have got a 1st but i was too afraid to speak out! I guess i hope to provide a listening ear for patients and make sure i can help with any physicial and mental issues they may be dealing with, as i know too well how alone young people and older people can feel! I am currently volunteering with families of premature babies on neonatal units and with vulnerable elderly individuals. Thank's guys!
    I would definitely bring it up :yep: I'm a high achiever myself and do rather well at university, and yet I have numerous mental health issues. By letting my uni know, it means I can access support whenever things get rather bad for me.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm really hoping this helps someone in a similar situation as i regret not speaking out in university! If you have any issues regarding the title, let's make this a safe place to discuss them! I'm a volunteer for various charities and below here's a little about my self! Let's help each other help ourselves! :

    Hi guys, not sure if this is the right place but here goes: So I'm applying for the PA course in Wales. Although i achieved a 2:1 in my biomedicine degree (Anatomy), i'm wondering if i should bring up the following issues to someone. So i've always been a high achiever, gaining the top student award in my sixth form and achieving a merit in my 1st year of university. However in 2nd year, I developed generalised anxiety disorder, where i couldn't go to my dissections some days because of fear and a few days before my exams started in year 3 i had my first panic attack where I was taken to hospital as I'd never had anything like that before! Constant negative thinking and overthinking too! I never mentioned any of this to my university or my doctor, mostly because the personal tutor system had broken down and i was left without one and if i'm honest i didn't want to bother anyone with my issues or have anxiety put down on record- in the fear it may affect my future career choice. I kept saying people deal with worse than this and never complain or talk to people. However, the condition i had seriously disrupted my university experience. I am glad to say that from exercising and CBT that i am back to 'normal', and i'm eager to make something of myself in this career, with my positive can do attitude back. I have come to terms with the fact i got a 2:1 and not the 1st i know i was capable of. I know this is the perfect career fit for me combining my caring nature and my interest in medicine.

    I just can't help but think, if i'd have said something at the time i would have got a 1st but i was too afraid to speak out! I guess i hope to provide a listening ear for patients and make sure i can help with any physicial and mental issues they may be dealing with, as i know too well how alone young people and older people can feel! I am currently volunteering with families of premature babies on neonatal units and with vulnerable elderly individuals. Thank's guys!
    I'm returning to university in September after having a year out this year due to mental health issues and other things. In my first year at university i greatly struggled with anxiety too. I had a panic attack one night all of a sudden and went to hospital thinking i was dying. I going to make sure to get all mental health support that is available to me when i go back to university. At the very least, i feel like i couldn't go back to university without having consistent counselling/therapy available to me if i need it. I may not need it but if it is necessary it will be important. I've been feeling reluctant to ask for support for my anxiety much like you, because i feel like my issues probably are minimal in comparison to other people who ask for help. But at the end of the day, if i feel like it would make my university experience easier and more enjoyable, then it's worth applying for support. Your reminder was much needed, thank you.
 
 
 
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