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    please someone help me!! iv just stared my second year of uni and I'm finding it really hard to cope with a lot of issues. I live at home and my dad as become very ill due to a breakdown and as been diagnosed with paranoia. I've had to miss out going into uni just to help my mum look after my dad. I also suffer from mental health my self. I have a eating disorder and depression and is getting really bad and i'm just finding it really REALLY hard to cope with. I cant concentrate on anything. I've been to the doctors and she as put me on the sick for a month. I have spoken to my tutors about it and they are very understanding with the situation. they are saying to take the year out and get better and re-enrol next year and start the year again. but what will happen with my maintenance loan? will they stop paying me? or do I have to pay them back the money they have give me for this semester?
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    (Original post by Seapearl)
    please someone help me!! iv just stared my second year of uni and I'm finding it really hard to cope with a lot of issues. I live at home and my dad as become very ill due to a breakdown and as been diagnosed with paranoia. I've had to miss out going into uni just to help my mum look after my dad. I also suffer from mental health my self. I have a eating disorder and depression and is getting really bad and i'm just finding it really REALLY hard to cope with. I cant concentrate on anything. I've been to the doctors and she as put me on the sick for a month. I have spoken to my tutors about it and they are very understanding with the situation. they are saying to take the year out and get better and re-enrol next year and start the year again. but what will happen with my maintenance loan? will they stop paying me? or do I have to pay them back the money they have give me for this semester?
    It might be best to discuss the money situation with the student loan company to get information about your specific situation. A friend of mine suspended her studies around December and she didn't have to pay any money back, but she didn't receive maintenance loan for the rest of the year.

    In terms of your mental well-being, it probably will do a world of good for you to suspend your studies and get some help for your eating disorder and depression, as well as giving time to sort things out with your dad.
 
 
 
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