Self-management is about an individual and any applicable services working together in an effort for that person to live with a long term condition (including mental illnesses like depression and anxiety disorders).
For students with lived experience of mental illness this means…
…finding and using tools, techniques and skills to manage their mental health which allow them to achieve their potential in education, and to enjoy the experience of being a student, leaving equipped for the workplace or further study…
This might also include seeking support from their university or college and any reasonable adjustments which can allow successful achievement and management of a long term condition.
Self-management is not about students managing their studies and illness alone, but about them having choice and control over how and if they access support.
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To find out more about self-management download our Student Self-Management Report here.