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    I still want to go to uni but I’m a couple of years behind because of some pretty severe mental health issues. Will that put me at a disadvantage? I have no reason for my time out of education besides my inability to function properly at the moment and I’ve heard that any ‘gap years’ are usually asked about.
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    (Original post by naomi11_10)
    I still want to go to uni but I’m a couple of years behind because of some pretty severe mental health issues. Will that put me at a disadvantage? I have no reason for my time out of education besides my inability to function properly at the moment and I’ve heard that any ‘gap years’ are usually asked about.
    Universities, generally, are really understanding about mental health issues. Make sure you speak to their disability/mental health teams (whatever is applicable at those specific unis) as well when you apply. When it comes to filling out your UCAS application, there's a space for you to write about things like your mental health issues, so they'll know anyway and in most cases won't ask for much explanation
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    (Original post by naomi11_10)
    I still want to go to uni but I’m a couple of years behind because of some pretty severe mental health issues. Will that put me at a disadvantage? I have no reason for my time out of education besides my inability to function properly at the moment and I’ve heard that any ‘gap years’ are usually asked about.
    Sounds like a good reason to me.

    Health and support services are patchy, so do your research before finally choosing unis.

    Imo a uni is not a good place to go with mental health issues and imo you should get to good mental health before you go. You will be much happier otherwise uni can make it worse.

    Doesnt matter being a few or even 5 years behind, its not a race and people go at all ages. You also need to prevent it from causing poor performance and enjoyment. Dont worry get better and maybe do some vol work.

    Much less of a problem than a poor degree, leaving or failing.
 
 
 
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