Should I apply for DSA? (Depression & Anxiety)Watch
Definitely apply. I have dsa funding for mental health and physical health and it’s brilliant. For mental health you’ll likely be given funding for a specialist mentor who is basically like a counsellor who helps you cope with your academic work. It’s basically there to make sure your not disadvantaged by your disability
There are a lot of different things they can do aside from specialist MH mentors, they can also speak with your department, arrange individual exam arrangements, give you software to help with various things that can be impacted by mental health issues, hardware including printers, etc. It really depends on your needs, it's better to have access to it and not use it, than need it and not have access to these things.
The assessor will discuss what they feel will be best for you but it could be things like a printer so that you don’t have to use the busy library printer so to reduce anxiety. Computer software such as speech to text for when depression makes it hard to sit down and write out essays.
They can also suggest adjustments to your uni as pathway said such as extra time in exams or a smaller room in exams.
It really is worth applying for if you have a diagnosed mental health condition. It can really help with your studies. You also don’t have to use the support/equipment if you don’t need it or find it useful so there’s no pressure to use it if you get it.
you want to major in mental health?