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    Ive just been to a councellor and theyve laid out a plan for 6 months of cognitive behavioural therapy for my social anxiety and depression.
    I was planning on applying this year so that I could go to Uni next year for something in natural history (not 100% decided yet) and I was wondering if this will affect my chances.
    I was told that I have to put anything like this in with my application.
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    You only have to tick a box as far as I know, which they're not allowed to use to discriminate between you and other candidates; I doubt they'd even look. It's just so they know if they need to make any allowances for you etc etc. CBT is brilliant, absolutely go for it :smile:
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    I suffer from depression, and all I did was tick a box They don't discriminate, and you won't have to declare it. Although once you get to uni, it might be worth advising the counselling service, they're very helpful. Hope that helps
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    (Original post by archlord destin)
    Ive just been to a councellor and theyve laid out a plan for 6 months of cognitive behavioural therapy for my social anxiety and depression.
    I was planning on applying this year so that I could go to Uni next year for something in natural history (not 100% decided yet) and I was wondering if this will affect my chances.
    I was told that I have to put anything like this in with my application.
    It won't affect your chances, in the sense you mean, but you might want to think about whether the stress (and it is a stress) of applying is a good thing to be going through at the same time as a defined course of treatment - one that might in fact change your outlook on what options you would like to pursue. There's nothing to lose by waiting a year and potentially a lot to gain, given the circumstances. For one thing, waiting would give you time to consolidate the benefits of the CBT and help you to handle the inevitable upheaval of going to uni better. Just a thought.
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    Its just that I'm thinking that they would rather take a happy, healthy student than one with mental problems.
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    (Original post by archlord destin)
    Its just that I'm thinking that they would rather take a happy, healthy student than one with mental problems.
    According to some figures, 1 in 4 of us will have a mental health problem at some stage during our lives. That will include the admissions tutors! No-one is going to turn you down on principle because you have problems at the moment. Rather, the uni is obliged to ensure that you have any support you need to enable you to fully participate in your course.

    It's important that you apply only when you feel ready to do so, but once you do your application will not be compromised in any way because of your medical history. Clearly, if you were going to apply for one of the healthcare professions you would need an occupational health assessment, but that's as much to protect you as anyone else.

    Have you looked at the disabled students subforum in here? There's plenty of useful information and advice in there.
 
 
 

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