The Wellbeing Support Services team based in Senate House are continuing to offer services to students when the university is open. Their opening hours are Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm and Friday 8.30am-4pm. Students can keep track of appointments via the Wellbeing Portal.
Initial wellbeing consultations will be available between 10am-3pm on weekdays, via video appointment on Microsoft Teams. 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
- Masterclasses and specialist workshops
- Psychological interventions
- Email counselling
- Therapy groups
- Specialist one to one disability support
Amongst the masterclasses that Wellbeing Support Services provide, there are two online masterclasses tailored specifically for taught postgraduates and research postgraduates.
Masterclass for research postgraduates (PGRs) - Wednesdays, 4:30pm-5pm
Masterclass for taught postgraduates (PGTs) - Mondays, 4:30pm-5pm
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 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.
The Study Happy programme is now run in the Library Online Lounge (LOL!) virtual community space.
Amongst the sessions run regularly by Study Happy are Mindfulness (Wednesdays, 1pm) and the Friday Wind Down (Fridays, 3pm).
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. While the Sports and Wellness Hub is currently closed, Warwick Sport are delivering free home workouts every day via their Facebook page, and if you are a Warwick Sport member you can access additional live streamed workouts via their
members only Facebook group.
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.
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.