Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world.

Disabled Students' Allowances

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are a funding stream for UK students who fit the criteria of being "disabled".

Exams policy position

UMHAN has developed a policy position based on the collective knowledge and experience of members of the network, with regards to the use of examinations as an assessment method and students with mental health difficulties. The policy paper, which also incorporates practical recommendations, can be downloaded as a PDF.

List of CPD opportunities

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Here is a list of CPD opportunities that might be of interest. To add to the list please email [email protected]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD is a clinically recognised anxiety disorder which affects around 1-2% of the population.

Resources for DSA Needs Assessors

UMHAN has 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.

Specialist Mentor role

A definition of the Specialist Mentor role, as defined by Student Finance England, can be found in the SFE Guidance Document.

Suicide Prevention

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University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN). c/o Impact Hub, Walker Building, 58 Oxford Street, Birmingham, B5 5NR. Tel: 07510 734544 Registered charity number: 1155038. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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