Studying and Mental Illness
Studying can be a positive and enjoyable experience. It can help you build confidence, increase your skills and improve your mental health. But it can also be challenging and stressful. This section looks at studying with a mental illness. It covers what help is available and things to think about when deciding what and where to study.
- Studying can be helpful for people recovering from mental illness.
- Studying can help you gain new knowledge and skills for a particular job or career.
- Studying can create extra pressures. These pressures can affect your mental health.
- If you have an existing mental health condition, you may be able to get extra help and financial support while you are studying.
- Your college or university may have a student support service. There may also be help available from the Students’ Union and student-led support groups.
This section covers:
1. What course should I choose?
2. What support can I get for my mental health?
3. How much information should I share about my mental health?
4. What financial support can I get while studying?
5. What if I experience difficulties while studying?
These pages are created by Rethink Mental Illness' Advice Service in accordance with the Information Standard. Last reviewed in October 2017. Next review October 2020.
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