Autism Spectrum & Mental Health Support

Starting University is exciting, but we understand it can also come with its challenges and the transition to a new environment can be overwhelming for some students. The Disability Service provides additional support and guidance to support a successful transition to University. 

It is important to engage with the Disability Service and apply for Disabled Students Allowances prior to commencing your studies, to ensure that any reasonable adjustments and support you require are in place from the outset.

If you would like to make an appointment with a Disability Adviser prior to starting your course, or once you are here please contact us or book an appointment (current students only). For further information on accessing disability support please visit our getting started pages.

Our New to USW Transition Events in early September, provide an additional opportunity for new students and their families to find out more about USW, build confidence and link in with support and academic services before the start of term. 

Upcoming events will be available to book via our Events pages.

If you have any questions about the event please contact: [email protected]  

In the meantime, you might want to take a look at the resources below:

  • Quiet room - University campuses can be busy places. We recognise that there might be times when you feel overwhelmed and need somewhere to escape the hustle and bustle of University life. Why not come and take a break and decompress in our Quiet room?
  • Specialist Mentors provide one-to-one support for Autistic Students and those with long term Mental Health needs, who need assistance managing their studies and student life, helping them to achieve their full potential at University. For more information on please book an appointment with a Disability Adviser.
  • Wellbeing and Mental Health support - There is a lot of wellbeing and mental health support available, it is the role of our Wellbeing Advisers to  to help find the best support for you.
  • Togetherall is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous online peer support community, moderated and supported by trained Mental Health professionals. Togetherall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings and learn how to improve and self-manage your mental health and wellbeing.

External Autism Support Services