While we offer wellbeing events and drop-in sessions at the PG Hub, there are also range of services available from the University to help support you through your postgraduate experience:
There are additional services available both on campus and externally, to support students who are experiencing an immediate crisis with their mental health or wellbeing. Find out more about support during a mental health or wellbeing crisis.
Seeking advice or support from the Mental Health & Wellbeing team or the other support services available may prevent a crisis situation arising. Please do not hestitiate to contact a support service when you feel that you may need support, as intervention at an earlier stage of illness or poor wellbeing is better than treating a crisis and could prevent more suffering in the long run.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Team
Wellbeing Support Services have a team dedicated to supporting your mental health and wellbeing. They can help identify support needs and reasonable adjustments, provide short-term support, as well as information and (if needed) access to other services within the University and local mental health services. Visit their website for more information on their role and how they can support you.
The Wellbeing Drop-In runs throughout the week and is open to all students who have queries about their wellbeing or who want to make changes to their lifestyles in order to improve their wellbeing. Check the website for details before attending.
Wellbeing Support offer counselling services to all students. You can chose from face-to-face individual counselling or email counselling. There is also a therapy Group for 22 year olds and over. This therapy group that is generally populated by PhD students that runs through the whole year.
There are a range of self-help resources available to you, as well as issue e-sheets and the programme of workshops, which cater to specific issues. Visit their Postgraduates page for more information on the support they offer to postgrads.
Postgrad Realities is our online wellbeing course, created with professionals from Wellbeing Support Services. The module takes you through the obstacles that you're likely to face during your postgrad journey and equips you with practical tools and strategies to help to overcome these obstacles. It addresses issues such as isolation, imposter syndrome, motivation and expectations.
The SU run an Advice Centre, where you can receive practical advice on all kinds of subjects relating to student life. This is a confidential, impartial and non-judgemental service for all students at the University of Warwick. They are independent of the University.
The SU also runs campaigns, such as Feel Good, which focuses on wellbeing and support for your mental health. They also have a sabbatical officer, dedicated to maintaining the support & wellbeing services at the Union. This year's Welfare & Campaigns Officer is Ellen Holmes. Find out more about the Sabbatical Officers here. The SU also have part-time officers, which include liberation officers and faculty representatives.
You can also get in touch with Emily Dunford, this year's Postgraduate Sabbatical Officer. Emily is here to represent postgraduates, to help improve all aspects of postgraduate life, to campaign on postgraduate issues, and to help postgraduates find the assistance they need when they have specific issues.
You can contact the Disability Services team to discuss the impact of your disability on your studies, support arrangements and advice on available funding for support, amongst many other issues. They can also liaise with your Departments, as well as arrange screening for specific learning difficulties.
Nightline is a student-run, confidential, and non-judgmental peer-to-peer support service. It is open from 9pm to 9am term time and their trained volunteers are happy to listen to anything you may wish to discuss. They also provide pregnancy tests, attack alarms, condoms, drink spike testing kits, tea and biscuits for free.
The Chaplaincy provides the provision of pastoral and spiritual care to all members of the University community, of all faiths and none. You can approach them with personal and vocational issues, as well as theological issues.
Unsure of where to go?
The University has a wide range of services available for students in need of help. However, it can sometimes be confusing to know where to go.
Visit this webpage for advice on where to seek help.