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Enabling ServicesPart of Student Services

Supporting students with disabilities, mental health problems or specific learning difficulties 

If you would like to contact Enabling Services, please email If you are facing significant difficulties or dealing with a crisis, please email Our telephone lines are currently not being monitored.

If you have an appointment with us, a practitioner or another member of staff will be in touch with you.

Our Student Support Drop-in service and our Study Skills Drop-in services are currently suspended.


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.

We offer a range of appointment options: Face to face, telephone, and Skype (with exception of Counselling appointments). These can be arranged by either attending our Drop In, 1pm - 3pm, Monday to Friday (term time) and Monday, Wednesday and Friday (vacation period), emailing us 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.

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Student Support Drop-In: currently suspended

Our Student Support Drop-in service is currently suspended. To contact Enabling Services, please email If you are facing significant difficulties, please email

Live Chat

Have a quick question or looking for more information? Our Live Chat service runs weekdays from 2pm - 4pm. 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.

Workshops, Mindfulness & Groups

Enabling Services runs a series of in-person and online Workshops, as well as Mindfulness sessions and courses throughout the academic year. Click here for full schedules and more information. 

Postgraduate Support

Enabling Services supports all Postgraduate Taught (PGT) and Postgraduate Research (PGR) students. Click here for more information on support available to you.  

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

Find out more about the support available for students experiencing difficulties, including self-help resources, counselling and hypnotherapy.

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 difficulties. Full diagnostic 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.

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