The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service (SWIS) seeks to provide a professional and proactive guidance service for students within a healthy and inclusive environment, in order to support our students to fulfil their potential.
We understand university life can be demanding and stressful, and we want to ensure you receive the appropriate emotional and mental wellbeing support.
SWIS provides free, confidential help and guidance for any concerns that you might have during your time at the University of Essex. We can advise and signpost you to the support available for mental and emotional health, disability support, academic concerns, financial worries, and accommodation issues.
Wellbeing drop-in for students
Students can speak to a Wellbeing Assessor for support and advice at our wellbeing drop-in sessions at the Student Support desk on the 1st floor of the Silberrad Student Centre, Colchester Campus, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.
For Southend Campus, you can find out more information on the wellbeing drop-in by taking a look at our online appointment form or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Loughton Campus, the wellbeing drop-in is open Monday-Friday, 1.10pm-2.10pm (with an evening drop-in from 6.10pm-7pm on Mondays and Thursdays) at the Student Services Hub on the ground floor of Hatfield House.
Alternatively students can request to speak with a Wellbeing Assessor remotely, via telephone or Zoom, using the online appointment form. A member of the team will then be in touch to arrange this.