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Support for Mental Health

Enabling Services Live Chat

Enabling Services provides a wide variety of support for students who have disabilities, mental health conditions and/or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Our expert team can provide advice and support relating to your studies, both while you are preparing for University and throughout your time here.

There are many ways in which you can access support for mental health and wellbeing problems. In this section you will find information, advice and self-help resources on many common problems that you might experience in your life as a student.

See our Mental Health and Well Being page for more informtation.

Health and Wellbeing Resources

Chemistry First Aiders for Mental Health

The school of Chemistry have staff who are trained First Aiders for Mental Health, they are Sally Dady, John Langley and Tom Robertson. If you need to talk to somebody about any concerns for your mental health and wellbeing, please get in touch with one of them and they will be available to listen to you and signpost you to finding further advice, guidance and support.

Self Help

These guides are written by NHS Clinical Psychologists with contributions from service users and healthcare staff. They offer the opportunity to find out more about the causes of mental health issues and provide tools to work through feelings and emotions. They also include information about the services available through Enabling Services.

Self Help Leaflets

Steps 2 Wellbeing information and contacts can be found here:

Steps to Wellbeing

Managing Exam Stress

Visit our Managing Stress Exam page for more information for your upcoming exams.


8 Weeks of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

Live Chat

Enabling Services Live Chat is an opportunity to chat 1:1 with a trained advisor about the wide variety of support available for students with disabilities, mental health conditions and/or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. They can both change throughout our lives and in response to external factors. The Department of Chemistry is supportive not only of helping staff and students when they feel unwell, but also of helping everyone to develop positive wellbeing and emotional health.

Student Life:

Student Life team are dedicated to supporting student wellbeing and enhancing the student experience.
Contact Student Life by calling +44(0)23 8059 8180 or emailing us at
Alternatively, visit us at your nearest Halls of Residence.

First Support:

Support for students who may be facing significant difficulties in their life or dealing with a crisis.
Contact First Support (office hours) on +44(0)23 8059 7488 or email at
Out of hours support (in extreme crisis): Telephone: +44(0)2380 592811


Southampton Nightline is a confidential listening and information service. We’re run entirely by student volunteers, and we serve the students studying at the University of Southampton. We’re open every night during term time, 8 pm – 8 am. Call on 023 8059 5236


Work Life Solutions

The Employee Assistance Programme: EAP is available to you 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. For the telephone service, you can call 0800 316 9337 (charges may vary for mobile phones). See leaflet in useful downloads below.


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