Best universities for people with mental health issues?

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I've had several mental health issues (mixed anxiety and depression) over the years and I'm wondering which university would suit someone like myself.

I have already applied this year but I doubt I will go as I'm too scared to go right now.

Bit of academic background. I'm 21 so I'll be 22 if I start next year and I'm interested in studying something film - related (ideally practical film courses).

I can certinally get onto a BBB course with no issues. An ABB course will realistically reject me because of my qualifications however I'm open to suggestions.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Whichever uni you choose will most likely have a wellbing department where they have counsellors and support people etc
Unis will also have a disability office who can help you apply for DSA if you have diagnosed mental health issues. Once you have DSA this pays for a specialist mentor which can help you keep on top of work etc and meet with you regularly

good luck
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(Original post by OhGod)
I've had several mental health issues (mixed anxiety and depression) over the years and I'm wondering which university would suit someone like myself.

I have already applied this year but I doubt I will go as I'm too scared to go right now.

Bit of academic background. I'm 21 so I'll be 22 if I start next year and I'm interested in studying something film - related (ideally practical film courses).

I can certinally get onto a BBB course with no issues. An ABB course will realistically reject me because of my qualifications however I'm open to suggestions.

Anyone have any ideas?
From my experiance almost all universities are very very good at dealing with people who have mental health issues.

All universities will have a disability service, and mental health/physical disabilities/learning difficulties etc, will all come under that.

Generally the only people I have heard complain about mental health services at universities, are entitled people who were getting help/support, but were not getting 100% of what they want.. all the time. Say for instance they were having problems with an exam.. and they had been given extra time, and extra re-sits.. but they still couldn't manage it, so they want the exam to be completly excused and to not have to sit it - and the university said no.

But for reasonable people, most universities are very very accomodating and supportive.

If you are worried about going now, and you are scared - I would email them straight away.

You can find your universities mental health service on their website

From my time at university, there are a number of things they can do to help you:

1, they often have events in the first few weeks of university that you can go to, where you can talk to people about your worries, and they will offer help/support.
2, many universities have buddy systems. I did this when I was at university - I was a buddy/mentor. These schemes partner you up with a lovely/helpful older student, who is there to show you around, talk to you, answer any questions etc. I was given a fresher in my 3rd year who had mental health issues and learning difficulties.. we met during freshers week - I introduced him to a lot of places and groups - we became good friends, and kept seeing each other through the year.. (and still are friends now, he came to my wedding!)

3, if there are any problems around halls or living, they will be able to give you advice, or possibly help you find a solution. Ive worked with people who don't get on at all well with loud halls, so the university put them in with postgraduate students, and they loved it! they had none of the chaos/loudness that first years can bring, and got to live with some really nice and friendly older students, who were much more suitable for them.

etc.

I don't know what your specific university will do to help, but the best thing to do is just to give their mental health service a ring, and have a small talk before you decide to not to go.

(if your worried about ringing them, just send them an email instead)
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oxbridge ob
An utterly useless comment considering I can't get in.
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An utterly useless comment considering I can't get in.
well these ARE the best unis...
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well these ARE the best unis...
But I could never get in them, hence it's a stupid comment. Also Oxbridge wouldn't be a very good place for my mental health because of the workload.
(Original post by fallen_acorns)
From my experiance almost all universities are very very good at dealing with people who have mental health issues.

All universities will have a disability service, and mental health/physical disabilities/learning difficulties etc, will all come under that.

Generally the only people I have heard complain about mental health services at universities, are entitled people who were getting help/support, but were not getting 100% of what they want.. all the time. Say for instance they were having problems with an exam.. and they had been given extra time, and extra re-sits.. but they still couldn't manage it, so they want the exam to be completly excused and to not have to sit it - and the university said no.

But for reasonable people, most universities are very very accomodating and supportive.

If you are worried about going now, and you are scared - I would email them straight away.

You can find your universities mental health service on their website

From my time at university, there are a number of things they can do to help you:

1, they often have events in the first few weeks of university that you can go to, where you can talk to people about your worries, and they will offer help/support.
2, many universities have buddy systems. I did this when I was at university - I was a buddy/mentor. These schemes partner you up with a lovely/helpful older student, who is there to show you around, talk to you, answer any questions etc. I was given a fresher in my 3rd year who had mental health issues and learning difficulties.. we met during freshers week - I introduced him to a lot of places and groups - we became good friends, and kept seeing each other through the year.. (and still are friends now, he came to my wedding!)

3, if there are any problems around halls or living, they will be able to give you advice, or possibly help you find a solution. Ive worked with people who don't get on at all well with loud halls, so the university put them in with postgraduate students, and they loved it! they had none of the chaos/loudness that first years can bring, and got to live with some really nice and friendly older students, who were much more suitable for them.

etc.

I don't know what your specific university will do to help, but the best thing to do is just to give their mental health service a ring, and have a small talk before you decide to not to go.

(if your worried about ringing them, just send them an email instead)
My university (Ravensbourne University London) does not have a buddy/mentoring scheme. It's only for postgraduates.

The halls are all private so they're filled with people who are both undergraduates and post graduates and they are not from the same university as me.

If I go I will email student support about my mental health issues. Thanks for the advice!
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