Have your say: "I would’ve dropped out without mental health support at uni" Watch
- TSR Community Staff
Read about Alex's journey to mental wellbeing here: "I would’ve dropped out without mental health support at uni"
- PS Reviewer
Thankfully the support at my MA and PhD unis has been a lot better. I don't think I'd have reached this stage of my education (past halfway point of PhD) without certain disability staff at both the latter two unis
- Answer Heroes
Part of it is people not being prepared for uni or even worse have pre existing mental health issues that have never been addressed. They somehow feel they just have to get to uni but never address the issue. Uni is the last place I would want to be with a MH issue as all it adds is a lot more stress and work.
My other point would be if you have an issue then seek help and get it on record. If you have MH issues, then you are not reliable to diagnose yourself and you need an outside third party. Keeping it to yourself for fear of troubling or shame or delusion is the worst strategy, get it on record and involve the GP as if anything happens in future that has big implications for how your department will treat you and student finance.
I see this time and again, every day. the MH forum is by far the most challenging one to answer on. Take care peeps.