If there is any aspect of your University experience which you are having, or are likely to have, difficulty with (including social and leisure activities), you may be thinking about discussing this with your university or support networks. Disclosing a mental health difficulty can seem like a daunting experience, particularly if you aren’t sure of what to expect. Here are some useful things to think about beforehand…
When to disclose:
Who to disclose to:
What to disclose:
When thinking about disclosing mental health difficulties, the Doc Ready app and website can help you prepare and encourages you to think about your checklist of things to say to a GP. You may find it useful to think about this checklist when disclosing to your university as well. There is no right or wrong to whether you decide to disclose or choose not to. It is a personal choice and there will be pros and cons as with every decision.
The I Chose To Disclose campaign is about putting you in control, giving you the information to make informed decisions about disclosing and empowering you with confidence in your choice.
Dan Doran, UMHAN Chair
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