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So I’m doing my student finance for my second year at university, and am not sure if I should mention my anxiety where it says you can. I didn’t do so last year because I wasn’t sure if it would negatively affect my student finance or not, or if it would be mentioned at university.
How would it affect my student finance exactly? Would I get less in terms of my loan/grant, and do I have to fill out a longer form?
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(Original post by PuddingBear)
Hi,
So I’m doing my student finance for my second year at university, and am not sure if I should mention my anxiety where it says you can. I didn’t do so last year because I wasn’t sure if it would negatively affect my student finance or not, or if it would be mentioned at university.
How would it affect my student finance exactly? Would I get less in terms of my loan/grant, and do I have to fill out a longer form?
On the SFE form theres a place to mention your MH?
Have you been diagnosed?

Imo I would mention it because on TSR there are regular threads about people having mh difficulties, doing poorly, hiding in their rooms, but never telling anyone. The fact you have a bit of written evidence and told them in advance could be useful.
If the anxiety is interfering with life, then you should seek out help, preferably with a healthcare professional or uni support services.
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(Original post by PuddingBear)
Hi,
So I’m doing my student finance for my second year at university, and am not sure if I should mention my anxiety where it says you can. I didn’t do so last year because I wasn’t sure if it would negatively affect my student finance or not, or if it would be mentioned at university.
How would it affect my student finance exactly? Would I get less in terms of my loan/grant, and do I have to fill out a longer form?
Why would you get less money for having anxiety?

It definitely won't affect your student loan. I don't even remember it asking about medical conditions (SFE - I guess other funders may be different)

Or are you considering applying for Disabled Students Allowance for your anxiety? In which case, yes, you'd have to fill out more forms and get medical evidence. They won't give you cash but may be able to fund things like a mental health support worker at uni.
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Why would you get less money for having anxiety?

It definitely won't affect your student loan. I don't even remember it asking about medical conditions (SFE - I guess other funders may be different)

Or are you considering applying for Disabled Students Allowance for your anxiety? In which case, yes, you'd have to fill out more forms and get medical evidence. They won't give you cash but may be able to fund things like a mental health support worker at uni.
A mental health support worker sounds like a counsellor...I’ve done counselling a couple times, but I didn’t find it helpful for me.
I’ll just leave it, and do the finance normally. Thank you!
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On the SFE form theres a place to mention your MH?
Have you been diagnosed?

Imo I would mention it because on TSR there are regular threads about people having mh difficulties, doing poorly, hiding in their rooms, but never telling anyone. The fact you have a bit of written evidence and told them in advance could be useful.
If the anxiety is interfering with life, then you should seek out help, preferably with a healthcare professional or uni support services.
I seem to have generalised anxiety according to my GP. I’ve seen a counsellor a couple times, but it didn’t help with me, and I’m assuming the healthcare professionals are the same.
Thx though for the advice!
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I seem to have generalised anxiety according to my GP. I’ve seen a counsellor a couple times, but it didn’t help with me, and I’m assuming the healthcare professionals are the same.
Thx though for the advice!
Not sure why sfe would be interested, perhaps its to alert them to see if you have a serious condition which might entitle you to additional funding? Why not ask sfe? Nothing to worry about though. Anxiety is par for the course on TSR.
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