Mental health affects us all and we can all experience times of poor mental health, when we feel down, stressed or anxious. Usually such feelings will pass, but sometimes they can develop into a more serious condition and that can happen to anyone. In fact, one in four people will experience a mental health condition at some point in their life.
If someone has been experiencing difficulties with their mental health for a while they may be given an official diagnosis by their GP. Below is a list of some of the more common mental health diagnoses:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Eating problems (Anorexia/Bulimia/bingeing)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Self-injury and suicidal thoughts.
The way in which a mental health condition may affect your university life will depend on your diagnosis and individual circumstances. The dedicated Mental Health Support Coordinator is available to discuss with you your individual requirements before your arrival and throughout your university life.
Your diagnosed mental health condition may be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010, meaning you could be entitled to funded support or adjustments at university.
Specialist services within Bath and North East Somerset
Primary Care Liaison Service (PCLS)
Short-term support offered to people experiencing Mental Health difficulties. Services include assessment and referral if necessary. If you are already under the care of a local mental health team, it is advised that you contact the PCLS before starting your course.
Phone: +44 (0)1225 371480
A local NHS mental health service offering advice, counselling and courses to improve mental health.
Phone: +44 (0)1225 675150