Resources for DSA needs assessors
In October 2013, UMHAN produced guidance for Disabled Students Allowances needs assessors to underpin Assessment Centres' existing methodologies in relation to assessing the needs of students with mental health difficulties. This resource aims to highlight the dynamic, individual, context-specific nature of mental health difficulties, identify key principles when undertaking assessments, and assist in decision-making about different forms of support. This resource can be viewed in full below, or downloaded here.
Our guidance has been developed into training, designed to develop understanding of mental health difficulties and increase the confidence of those who assess the needs of students with mental health difficulties. Interested in attending a Training Day? Find out more here.