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    It's University Mental Health Day today and the theme is commUNIty.

    A really big community that you might be a part of is your university. Each and every student and member of staff there is part of that community, so it's a big one, and lots of support can be on offer.

    What support have you received in particular from yours? Was it useful to you, or did it fall short? Why?

    I'm looking to write an article around this topic, so any insight would be greatly valuable. You can post anonymously in this thread

    Want to talk more about University Mental Health Day? Check it out here >>>
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    The wellbeing team here are fab, anyone can go to them but if you are known to them they make you more regular appointments. You don't need anything from a GP so is a good place to start if you didn't want to go to the doctor over stuff quite yet.
    The DSA people here are also really good, meet my mentor once a week and she is really nice. You do need a diagnosis for that though and DSA allowances cos that's how they are paid
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    (Original post by CoolCavy)
    The wellbeing team here are fab, anyone can go to them but if you are known to them they make you more regular appointments. You don't need anything from a GP so is a good place to start if you didn't want to go to the doctor over stuff quite yet.
    The DSA people here are also really good, meet my mentor once a week and she is really nice. You do need a diagnosis for that though and DSA allowances cos that's how they are paid
    The wellbeing team sound really good! Mine were a little bit useless with me, I think bad organisation and too many students was an issue. I'm glad your mentor is nice. What kind of things does she help you with? I've heard they're good for helping you to plan out a timetable and stuff and are obviously there to talk to about things as well, but I don't have one so I'm a bit unsure
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    Up until recently, I received a lot o support for my mental health from my uni - so much help that I didn't entirely know what to do with it all :eek: I'd see the uni's mental health adviser and the Anglican chaplain around once every 3 weeks, the head of disability about every 4-5 weeks, and also a DSA mentor most weeks during term time.

    Sadly though there have been quite a few changes in staff recently - the uni's mental health adviser left in October and the head of disability is leaving at the end of this term :cry: New uni mental health adviser is alright but there's been a surge in the number of mentally ill students registering with the disability office. So the new uni mental health adviser can only see me twice a term :sad: So my support is shrinking.

    It's hard going from having a lot of excellent tailored support, to having less support Just have to hope my DSA mentor doesn't leave :lol: :erm: :sadnod:
 
 
 
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