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Identification

  1. 61. A supportive environment in which medical schools openly discuss mental health conditions will help students feel happy to ask for support. However, not all students will recognise that they have a mental health condition, so schools need processes to identify students who are struggling with the course and might need support.
  2. 62. For example, students showing a drop in academic performance or with low-level fitness to practise issues, such as non-attendance at lectures or seminars, might need additional support and may have a mental health condition. Medical schools should also encourage students to come forward if they feel they might need additional learning support.