Wellbeing at Warwick
Wellbeing Support Services
The Wellbeing Support Services team is based in Senate House. Their opening hours are Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm and Friday 8.30am-4pm.
Initial brief consultations are available between 10am-3pm on weekdays, online via Microsoft Teams or in person at Senate House. They can be accessed through the Wellbeing Portal.
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
- The Steps to Wellbeing programme
- Psychological interventions
- Email counselling
- Therapy groups
- Specialist one to one disability support
Amongst the masterclasses that Wellbeing Support Services provide, there are two self-paced online masterclasses tailored specifically for taught postgraduates (PGTs) and research postgraduates (PGRs), providing strategies, tips and advice on how to manage some of the challenges of your postgraduate degree.
University of Warwick students also have access to Togetherall, a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.
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 Community Safety 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 service. Their trained volunteers are happy to listen to anything you may wish to discuss. They are available to call in term time from 9pm to 9am weekdays, to instant message from 9pm-1am on weekends, and their email is always open, including in vacation.
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 online to keep you connected with other students and the postgraduate community.
Check out the Library's events calendar to find out all their events available to postgraduates.
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.
Study Happy is a programme of events taking place in study spaces, open to all students at Warwick. It's a great opportunity to take a break, try different activities, and meet new people.
You can join regular sessions like Mindfulness, Creative Chillout, and Study Happy Active, or suggest new events. Check out their pages to find out moreLink opens in a new window.
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
Sports & Wellness Hub
Sport and activity can help lift your mood and take away built up stresses. The Sports & Wellness Hub offers a range of ways to get fit and get active, from instructor-led courses to help you develop new skills, to tournaments, challenges and Rock up & Play sessions to bring people together.
Warwick Sport also offer a number of different ways to get active for free, including outdoor fitness activity zones and regular walking and running sessions.
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 - search through different volunteering opportunities, contact the Warwick Volunteers office, or volunteer online and from home.
Students' Union Advice Centre
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.
Residential Community Team
The Residential Community Team 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.