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    Can you get financial aid through this if you suffer with depression (and its on your medical records)?
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    What would you need? You don't get cash, you get money for things, like a laptop if you need it specifically for your medical condition, the cost of photocopying for large print or specialist software etc. There's no harm applying though
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    Hmm, it depends. I honestly can't see how it could help you. How do you think it would help, what would you need to reduce the affects on your education?
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    I think you would get support from the university, like sessions weekly, and maybe access to medicine and support groups, but I'm not sure you would get equipment per se, because you don't have a learning difficulty or physical disability.

    As above, try anyway, no harm in that!

    I have applied for DSA because I am dyslexic, and the resources available are amazing. Who knows, they may have things for depression.

    Good luck
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    See here
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Disabled...on/DG_10034898
    particularly the downloads at more information.
    you'd be better putting this query in the disabled student alloawance part of TSR. There you may get answers from people who know something about disabilities.
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    thanks guys! Sorry I didnt know there was a section of the forum for it! I will go have a look
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    Yes if it affects your studies.
    If there are things that you will need then give it a go.
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    They won't pay for things you as a non-student would normally need, such as medication.
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    you can apply for it if you have depression - it depends how it affects you.

    e.g. i worked as a support worker, for a student with depression. (the student got the support via dsa). my role was to ensure the student got out of bed in the morning, and walk them to their lectures. They also had weekly support sessions to ensure they were on top of their work etc.

    so it all depends how it affects you really. no harm in applying for dsa if you think some person help would be useful/apropriate. otherwise it might be worthwhile at least letting the uni know, in case you do need any help/extensions etc later on.
 
 
 
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