At Warwick, the Wellbeing Support Services team based in Senate House offer a range of services that can help you to develop the personal resources and skills you need to navigate the challenges and opportunities of postgraduate study.
If you are in need of support or wish to discuss your wellbeing, brief consultations are available Monday to Friday 10am-3pm throughout the academic year. This consultation will help you identify next steps and decide on the type of support you may need, including support from the Wellbeing Support Team, the Disability Team or the Counselling and Psychology Interventions Team (CAPIT).
In addition to one-to-one appointments, Wellbeing Support Services provide:
- Self-help resources
- Specialist workshops
- Psychological interventions
- Email counselling
- Therapy groups
Wellbeing Support Services also frequently run workshops designed exclusively for postgraduate students. They also run a group therapy session for 22 year olds and over which provides postgraduates to discuss issues and challenges related to postgraduate life.
We encourage you to contact Wellbeing Support Services if you feel that you need support, as intervention at an earlier stage is better than treating a crisis and can be more beneficial in the long term. If you are on campus and require immediate out of hours support, you can contact Campus Security on 024 7652 2222, or read Wellbeing Support Services' emergency contact information.
Alternatively, Warwick Nightline offers a student-run, confidential, and non-judgmental peer-to-peer support listening service. It is open from 9pm to 9am in term time, and their trained volunteers are happy to listen to anything you may wish to discuss.
We want to ensure that you are supported in all areas of your postgraduate life and be part of a thriving postgraduate community at Warwick. We host regular events so that you can take a break from your study and chat with other postgrads. There is a relaxation room in the Postgrad Hub with comfortable seating, soft lighting, books and games to help you unwind. We also host a number of wellbeing-themed events and programmes throughout the academic year to encourage a healthy approach to study.
Each week, members of the Postgraduate Community Engagement Team and Wellbeing Support Services will be in our dedicated postgraduate spaces to discuss the best ways to improve your wellbeing while studying.
Come and speak to us, get a tea or coffee and a piece of fruit, and take a quick break from studying!
These sessions run every Tuesday, 2pm-3pm in the Wolfson Research Exchange and every Wednesday, 2pm-3pm in the PG Hub main atrium.
Postgrad Realities is our online wellbeing course created in collaboration with Wellbeing Support Services. The modules take you through the obstacles that you're likely to face during your postgrad journey and equip you with practical tools and strategies to help to overcome these obstacles. Each module can be completed at your own pace, and address issues such as impostor syndrome, procrastination, isolation, perfectionism and stress and anxiety.
Through its Study Happy campaign, the Library encourages both undergraduate and postgraduate students to focus on wellbeing, connect with other students, take a break from studying, and get creative or learn a new skill.
Regular events in the Library include mindfulness sessions, creative chillout sessions, language exchange workshops, and our ever-popular visits from the Pets As Therapy dogs!
All events are free to attend - however, while most are drop-in sessions, some of the sessions can get very busy and booking is required.
The Study Happy team also provides The Mindful Library, a set of online mindfulness resources to help incorporate mindfulness in your everyday activities.
Other sources of support
Sport and activity can help lift your mood and take away built up stresses. Warwick Sport deliver different courses, classes and sessions to help you stay active and productive.
Warwick Sport also run a number of free health and wellbeing classes, to help release tension and stress to feel refreshed. In addition to these, you can also get active for free through Rock Up & Play, Pop-Up Sport, Claycroft Activity Zone or Run. Jog. Walk.
Being a volunteer can help you to release stress, get creative and improve your self-confidence, as well as helping you to connect with fellow student volunteers and the local community. It's easy to get started - if you're not sure how much time you can commit, try the Give it a Go! programme, which has a range of one-off opportunities.
The SU Advice Centre provides a confidential, impartial and non-judgmental service for all students at the University of Warwick, and is independent of the University. The SU also has a dedicated Welfare & Campaigns Officer and Postgraduate Officer.
The RLT live alongside students within the Halls of Residence and are a key part of welfare and support.
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.