I am writing to request an absolute MAMMOTH favour from a sympathetic qualified counsellor.
Lysander was sick for almost 12 weeks last year during second semester of university.
I was working full-time at this point (various teaching contracts) and my husband, who is a full-time external law student basically had him home during that time.
Now of course, he couldn't attend childcare, so Carlo couldn't study, so he didn't complete the semester.. This caused him major major stress (and us) as it was just impossible for him to study with a sick and whingy baby at home, and impossible any time the kids are home as well.. there is five of them.
I TOLD him and TOLD him to go an see a counsellor about his stress and how it was affecting his study... but (being a man) he wouldn't.
Now we're trying to get a change in grades for the semester, so instead of them being 'fails' (as he didn't sit the exams), they are 'withdrawn without failure'... and putting in a claim to the uni for that (plus refund of HECS fees)
So is there ANYONE who is qualified in counselling who can phone us, so he can tell you about it and you can support his claim??????????????
I know it is a massive massive ask, but I'm NOT for asking for a freebie, it's your profession and I respect that, just asking if there is anyone who can listen to him 'after the fact', so we can lodge the claim.