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
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. See the bottom of this page for a short video about our drop-in.
The 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 023 8059 7488 or email email@example.com. If you require immediate or emergency support please click here. Between 6 pm and 8 am, Student Services, in conjunction with University Security, provide an Out of Hours service for very urgent situations. Please contact the University Security team on 023 8059 2811.
Enabling Services run a series of wellbeing workshops throughout the academic year. These usually take place on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30pm to 2:15pm. The workshops cover a range of topics including relaxation techniques, coping with stress, anxiety or low mood
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.