Mental Health Difficulties
One in four people will experience mental health difficulties at some time in their lives. Mental health difficulties can vary from short-term temporary effects to long-term conditions which could need medication or hospitalisation.
Students are often subject to changes in lifestyle which can make you more susceptible to mental health difficulties. Changes such as displacement (leaving your home/family), isolation, stress and pressure from work and studies, as well as financial pressure can often cause you to experience difficulties. These difficulties can then be heightened through a lack of established support. If you’re already living with mental health difficulties, you might experience complications trying to adapt to a new environment and routine.
Common mental health difficulties include, but aren’t limited to, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and Bi-Polar Affective Disorder. If you’re living with any of these difficulties, or are impacted by medication, you might experience problems with:
You may be entitled to support that will help you access your course, so we encourage you to disclose any mental health difficulties in order to enable us to offer the best support we can.
If you have any mental health difficulties, contact the Disability and Learner Support team to arrange an appointment with a Disability Adviser.If appropriate the Disability Adviser will produce a Reasonable Adjustment Plan with you, to cascade to the necessary teams.