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 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.
SWIS has a student survey for students who have accessed our support. We want you to share what we did well and how we may be better. You may have visited our wellbeing drop-in, used our University counselling service or attended one our Residence Life team activities. All students who complete the survey and provide their contact email address will be entered into a monthly draw to win a £5 SU Voucher, for use within all SU Outlets, including SU Bar, Greenhouse Café, and The Store
We understand it can feel daunting to speak with someone about support for your mental health, but whatever concerns you might have, or however you are feeling, please come and chat with us at our wellbeing drop-in. If you would feel more comfortable with a telephone or Zoom appointment, you can still request this via our online appointment form.
The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service (SWIS) aims to promote positive wellbeing to students and work with staff to support the inclusivity of our organisation.
There are a variety of ways in which you can access support; from speaking to a member of our Wellbeing team, to accessing our self-help resources, and referral to our specialist wellbeing services. We are here to help you flourish and enjoy your academic and personal life whilst at university.
At SWIS we are dedicated to student equality, diversity and inclusion, and we are committed to enabling access to student support. Our staff members work closely with the diverse student population to widen participation with our service and celebrate diversity, and we are devoted to creating an inclusive and accessible campus for all.
If you have a disability or condition which affects your academic studies, please speak with us so we can provide you with support to make the most of your time at university. You can contact us directly at email@example.com and read our