Events

As well as general support from the Welfare Officer, the society will always be running lots of events to help take your mind off your studies, if only for an evening! As well as this, wellbeing events are always held by the Union and other outside communities. You will also be able to find the Welfare Officer at most socials, in case you need to talk to someone for extra support.

Welfare event picture

People to talk to

  • Tutors – Your PAT is there to support you and answer any questions about university you may have.
    You can also contact a senior tutor for extra advice.
  • Student Hub – This is the place at University to find out about any and all support you can access, they are available 24/7 for every type of wellbeing support. Email them at studenthub@soton.ac.uk, call them at 023 80599 599 or use the online chat on their website.
    They are also located in Building 37 on Highfield, should you need to talk to someone in person
  • Samaritans – They are a free, confidential service who are available 24/7. You can call their number on 116 123, or email them at jo@samaritans.org.
  • MindMind.org.uk is a great place for mental health information, as well as guidance on how to obtain the right support.
    Solent Mind also run a support line on 023 8017 9049 for general advice and signposting.
  • Shout – You can text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85288 for 24/7 mental health support through messages.
  • Switchboard – This is a confidential LGBT+ specific helpline, they can offer support through their website, where you can online chat with a volunteer. You can also contact them with their number, 0300 330 0630, or their email chris@switchboard.lgbt.
  • Steps to Wellbeing – You can refer yourself Steps to Wellbeing on their website, which offer psychological therapies through the NHS (no need to wait for your GP). They also have a lot of great resources on the same website.
Remember, you can always see your GP if you are worried about your mental health.