Supporting students with disabilities, mental health problems or specific learning difficulties
Enabling Services provides wide variety of support for students who have disabilities, mental health problems or specific learning difficulties. Our expert team can provide advice and support relating to your studies, both while you are preparing for University and throughout your time here.
How we can help
Students who may need support while at the University of Southampton can find out more about how to register with us, so they can benefit from our services.
The Wessex Needs Assessment Centre (WNAC) provides specialist assessments for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties (dyslexia), many of whom are eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA).
Our advisors are trained to recognise common mental health problems and identify the best form of support for students, such as self-help resources or counselling.
The First Support team are available during office hours and provide support for students who may be facing difficulties in their life or dealing with a crisis; to contact the team call 023 8059 7488 or email email@example.com. If you need urgent support between 6 pm and 8 am, Student Services, in conjunction with University Security, provide an Out of Hours service. Please contact 023 8059 2811.
We run a variety of workshops and groups that are open to all students. For details of our upcoming events click here.
Our drop-in sessions are an opportunity to meet with an Enabling Services advisor to find out more about the support available. Come along to the Student Services Centre (Building 37 - Highfield Campus) and check in at the Enabling Services front desk near the back of the atrium for drop-in between 1pm and 3pm Monday to Friday during term-time, and 1pm and 3pm Monday, Wednesday or Friday during vacations.
If you are a University of Southampton student in need of support, or you have an urgent concern about a University of Southampton student, contact First Support in office hours on 023 8059 7488. If you need urgent support outside of these hours, the University Security Service are available 24 hours 7 days a week and can be contacted on 023 8059 2811. If the situation requires the Emergency Services, please contact them first for immediate support.