Studying and Mental Illness
Studying can be a good part of recovery. It can help build confidence and increase skills and job options. But it can be stressful, which can affect mental health. 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.
- It can be tricky deciding what and where to study.
- You may want to train for a type of job or career.
- You might have studied before and want to do more on that area.
- If you move away from home there can be other issues. Being away from your support, money worries and study pressures can affect your mental health.
- You may be able to get extra help and financial support while you are studying.
- Universities and colleges should have a student support service. This can signpost you, advise you or support you depending what you want.
This section covers:
1. How can I choose what to study?
2. How do I find a college or university?
3. How do I apply for a course?
4. What if I experience difficulties while studying?
5. Can I get financial support while studying?
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