Mental health difficulties
Mental Health difficulties can include
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
- Eating problems
For mental health difficulties, in the first instance, you should speak to the University's Student Welfare Team or the Counselling and Wellbeing Team, who might refer you to the Disability Advisory Service for adjustments to help you at University.
The Counselling team have mental health advisers who can provide links to specialist support within the local community, advise you with regard to medication and help you to liaise with GPs/other health professionals you may need. Visit our Counselling and Wellbeing pages for more information.
How the Disability Advisory Service can support you with a Mental Health difficulty
- support you with your Disabled Student Allowances application
- provide DSA-funded specialist Mentors (where eligible)
- liaise with academic departments, so that you have the support you need on your course
- support via central departments such as the Examinations Office and Accommodation
- help you make contact with a Medical practice, University Counselling Service, the Reading Students' Union