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Student Wellbeing & Welfare

Wellbeing Resources

In addition to the welfare support available in College, students can access a range of wellbeing services and resources in the wider University and beyond. Information about some of the services and resources can be found below.

In an emergency, you should call 999 for the emergency services. If you call the emergency services, please inform the Lodge (01865 272727) so that a porter can direct the emergency services to the correct location.

Mental Health Self-Help Resources

The University Counselling Service website offers a range of self-help resources, including podcasts and recommended reading.

All resources can be found on the Counselling Service website here.


Student Minds is a national charity and their website offers helpful information and advice here.


The NHS Every Mind Matters website offers wellbeing tips, information on mental health, and advice on how to support others.

All NHS Every Mind Matters resources can be found here.


The Bodleian Libraries offer a range of ebooks covering a variety of topics including academic life, identity, self-care, relationships, mental health, disability, and overcoming traumatic events. You can access these ebooks at (scroll down the webpage and click on the link to the Self-Help Reading List)


Oxfordshire Safe Haven

Oxfordshire Safe Haven offers in-person support to anyone who is struggling with their mental health.

Safe Haven is open seven days a week, from 11.30am to 9.30pm.

Full information on the services on offer and how to attend can be found on the Safe Haven website here.

Listening Services

There are a number of free listening services available for anyone who feels in need of support for their mental and emotional wellbeing, and who would like to speak with someone outside of College.


Oxford Nightline are an independent listening, support and information service run for and by students of Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities.

They are open during term-time. You can find their opening hours and the different ways to contact them here.


Samaritans are a national charity offering a listening and support service, available 24/7.

You can call, email or use the online chat service. All contact information can be found on the Samaritans website here.


Papyrus is a national suicide prevention charity for young people, and its listening service is available 24/7.

All contact information can be found on the Papyrus website here.



Estranged Students

Stand Alone is a national charity supporting people who are not in contact with their families.

Their website offers information and advice, including advice for students.

You can find the Stand Alone website here.