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    Hi, I recently applied for a disability assessment with SFE. I had written letter from my therapist which stated the kind of mental health issues I was having, submitted it as proof all was going great until it got rejected by SFE and uni. They ask for my gp to sign. but its a qualified therapist and wont accept it. I dont have money to pay my gp, feel like its just wrong and being let down as I still no access to the support I need. I don't know what to do it takes like a month to get my next gp appointment . I've asked the GPS to also have a look at another condition but that will take a year. Am stuck here. Just cannot believe a person who deals in mental health such a therapist does not have any influence when it come to getting help I need with uni. Is there anything I can do ? And has anyone had similar experiences that could talk me through.
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    (Original post by Thecitadels)
    Hi, I recently applied for a disability assessment with SFE. I had written letter from my therapist which stated the kind of mental health issues I was having, submitted it as proof all was going great until it got rejected by SFE and uni. They ask for my gp to sign. but its a qualified therapist and wont accept it. I dont have money to pay my gp, feel like its just wrong and being let down as I still no access to the support I need. I don't know what to do it takes like a month to get my next gp appointment . I've asked the GPS to also have a look at another condition but that will take a year. Am stuck here. Just cannot believe a person who deals in mental health such a therapist does not have any influence when it come to getting help I need with uni. Is there anything I can do ? And has anyone had similar experiences that could talk me through.
    This is odd. I had an issue with getting DSA "approved" by SFE the first time round because my physical disability diagnosis wasn't "set in stone" at that point (my MH issues were also undiagnosed then but were exacerbated by my physical disability). Theoretically speaking your therapist should be classed as a specialist (I think, don't quote me on this) and should be OK to give their professional opinion on how your MH issues affect you. Can you speak with anyone in Student Support at your university about your predicament? They may also be able to help you pay for evidence from your GP. Do you have a specific diagnosis? That might also help rather than having separate issues.
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    I emailed the Student Support at my uni, he just apologised and sent me an attachment of the form my G.P is supposed to fill in.
    That's why am here. Am really stuck as I should be getting the funding to be able to carry on seeing my therapist. The uni made this whole gesture about the services and support and help but once sfe said no. It basicly just closed the door. Not a single follow up since then. That's what I do not understand though he's a proper top notch qualified therapist. That in itself should carry some weight. Having to work part time to get the help I need and still can't afford to pay my gp to sign off on it. I really don't want to go to student support because it's gonna be weeeeird (in my head). Lol. When you got diagnosed and had to send in evidence was it through NHS?
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    (Original post by Thecitadels)
    I emailed the Student Support at my uni, he just apologised and sent me an attachment of the form my G.P is supposed to fill in.
    That's why am here. Am really stuck as I should be getting the funding to be able to carry on seeing my therapist. The uni made this whole gesture about the services and support and help but once sfe said no. It basicly just closed the door. Not a single follow up since then. That's what I do not understand though he's a proper top notch qualified therapist. That in itself should carry some weight. Having to work part time to get the help I need and still can't afford to pay my gp to sign off on it. I really don't want to go to student support because it's gonna be weeeeird (in my head). Lol. When you got diagnosed and had to send in evidence was it through NHS?
    Back when I got the official diagnosis for my physical disability my GP just wrote a letter to confirm my diagnosis, it didn't even have my limitations on it. So yeah, just NHS. This was in like 2012/2013 though, so I don't really remember a whole lot about forms because my mum mostly filled them in (I wasn't very well at the time) (I know now there are proformas though). :erm: I'd say go to student support to see what they suggest, if your therapist is qualified and registered there should be no issue with him filling in the proformas (he'd just tick "other" and state his professional position).
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    This is the MH proforma I was talking about: http://www.yourdsa.com/images/Forms/...e_proforma.pdf

    When my needs assessment was updated in second year (after my MH issues were diagnosed), everything was basically done for me by my support worker.
 
 
 
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