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If you are concerned about your mental health, here are some contacts that you might find useful...

IN AN EMERGENCY: If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts and think that you might be unable to keep yourself safe, visit your nearest Accident and Emergency department or call 999.

University Based Support

Your GP: Book an appointment with your GP. They can offer advice or refer you to other more specific services to get help. Each college at the University of Oxford is linked to a GP, known as a ‘college doctor’. Alternatively, you can register with an external medical practice if you prefer.

College specific welfare support: Colleges offer their own welfare support. Check your college website to find the support offered by your college.

University Counselling ServiceThe Service offers free and confidential support, but it is not an emergency service.

Disability Advisory Service: Provide information, advice, guidance and assistance with organising disability-related study support. Call 01865 280459 or visit their website. 

Harassment Advisor Network: Information on support available to students who feel they have been harassed or bullied.

Oxford SU Student Advice: Provides a confidential and impartial listening and advice service.

The Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service: For students of any gender who have been affected by sexual harassment or violence. They provide free support and advice, along with a safe place to be heard independent of your college or department.

General External Support

Talking SpaceA NHS service that offers a range of free talking therapies for mental health problems in the Oxford area.

MIND: Mind is a mental health charity. To ask about mental health or mental health services, or to find out more about a particular Mind service, phone the MIND Information Line on 01865 263730. Trained staff and volunteers will be able to give you details of services in your area and talk through options with you.

Oxford Nightline: A completely independent listening, support and information service run for and by students of Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities.

Students Against Depression: A website offering information, blogs and resources to help students find their way forward from low mood or depression.

Student Minds: A national student mental health charity working to encourage peer interventions for student mental health.

The Samaritans: Trained volunteers are able to listen to you any time day or night. They can help you talk through whatever is troubling you. Call on: 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

Alcohol/ Substance use

Alcoholics Anonymous: They offer telephone, online and face-to-face help and advice related to alcohol or a drinking problem.

FRANK: For friendly, confidential drugs advice, call FRANK on: 0300 123 6600. Or, you can access their website.

Bereavement

Cruse Oxfordshire: Offer counselling for those who are experiencing bereavement.

Eating Problems

Beat: The UK’s leading eating disorder charity. It provides helplines which are open 365 days a year. These can be freely accessed on 0808 801 0677.

Sexual Violence & Domestic Abuse

Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre: Offer free and confidential support to women and girls who are dealing with the effects of sexual violence, including abuse, rape, domestic abuse, and harassment. 

The Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service: For students of any gender who have been affected by sexual harassment or violence. They provide free support and advice, along with a safe place to be heard independent of your college or department.

Women’s Aid: offer information and support to those experiencing domestic abuse.