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
Wellbeing drop-in for students
You can visit our drop-in service to talk about anything that is affecting your wellbeing, including issues related to mental health, accessibility, adjusting to university life, or discrimination, to name just a few. We have a drop-in service at each campus, please check our website for their locations and opening times. If you would feel more comfortable with a telephone or Zoom appointment, you can still request this via our online appointment form.