The University of Southampton
Warning! Your browser is out-of-date and not compatible with this website. Please download a new secure and faster browser to view this website correctly.
Enabling ServicesPart of Student Services

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.

We offer a range of appointment options: Face to face, telephone, and Skype. These can be arranged by either attending our Drop In, 1 pm – 3 pm, (every day in term time), by emailing on or ringing us on +44(0)23 8059 7726. Skype appointments are helpful if you are not based at or able to visit the Highfield Campus.

Below is a short video on how to access support whilst you are at the University through the Enabling Services Drop-In.

Meet us at a Drop-In

Our drop-in sessions are an opportunity to meet with an Advisor to find out about the support available. See the bottom of this page for a short video about drop-in, or click here for more information. 

Live Chat

Have a quick question or looking for more information? Our Live Chat service runs weekdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Click here to chat with an Advisor today. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more information, or have a question that needs answering? Visit our most Frequently Asked Questions.

First Support

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. Click here for further information and contact details. 

Wednesday Workshops

Enabling Services runs a series of Wellbeing and Study Workshops on Wednesdays throughout the academic year. Topics include relaxation techniques, managing stress and anxiety, study skills, and exam preparation. Click here for the full schedule and more information. 

Mindfulness Sessions

Enabling Services run Mindful Mondays and short-term Mindfulness courses for students to learn more about the practice of mindfulness. Click here for more information and the full schedule. 

Prospective and New Students

Students who may need support while at the University of Southampton can find out more here about how to register with Enabling Services. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Our advisors are trained to recognise common mental health difficultues and identify the best form of support for students, such as self-help resources or counselling. 

Assessment Centre

The Wessex Needs Assessment Centre (WNAC) provides specialist Disabled Students' Allowance assessments for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia). 

Disability Support

Support and services are provided for students with a wide range of disabilities and health conditions. 

Dyslexia and Study Support

Support and services, such as study skills tutorials, are available for students with dyslexia and other specific learning difficultes. Full diagnositc assessments can also be arranged. 

News and Events

Find out more about Enabling Services' upcoming events and monthly news releases here.

Below is a short video on how to access support whilst at the University through the Enabling Services drop-in.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.