The University of Southampton

 Mental health and wellbeing

The Enabling Services website has advice on managing anxiety, stress and other mental health problems as well as links to useful external resources. They also run wellbeing workshops and courses throughout the year. If you have an existing mental health condition or experience difficulties during your studies, you should contact Enabling Services as soon as possible to find out how they can support you.

Other sources of advice and help are available, including your GP and Steps to Wellbeing for NHS psychological care in Southampton, as well as Solent Mind.

Crisis Support

The University First Support team can be contacted during office hours to arrange support for students who may be facing difficulties in their life or dealing with a crisis; to contact the team call +44(0)23 8059 7488 or email

Between 6pm and 8am, Student Services, in conjunction with University Security, provide an Out of Hours service for very urgent situations. Please contact the University Security team on +44(0)23 8059 2811.

Student Union Advice Centre

The Advice Centre exists to provide free, independent and confidential advice to all students at the University of Southampton, including postgraduates. The experienced staff in the Advice Centre can offer guidance on various matters that affect postgraduate students including dealing with financial problems, housing issues and academic matters; including supervisory complaints if the worst should happen. The Advice Centre can also direct you towards other appropriate support services if you need them. It’s good to know they’re always there. You can find out more here.

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