Welfare

College

+ The College Welfare Officer offers a personal welfare service for any student needing support for personal, emotional, social and academic problems, and also provides referrals or further information about the full range of welfare services available in college and the wider University. Email welfare.officer@wadh.ox.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.

+ Student Support is available from the SU welfare officer (su.welfare@wadh.ox.ac.uk) and the MCR welfare officer (mcr.welfare@wadh.ox.ac.uk) who can offer advice or put students in touch with trained

+ College Peer Supporters are Wadham students trained by the University Counselling Services in listening skills. They are bound by a confidentiality policy set by the SU, and are available to either let people talk through situations which are on their mind, or refer them on to more specialist organisations. You can contact them individually or e-mail peersupport@wadham.ox.ac.uk to get in touch.

+ Other college members offering welfare support include the Chaplain, College Nurse, and SubDeans.

+ IN AN EMERGENCY, ring the LODGE (77999 or 01865 277999 from a non-college phone) or THE EMERGENCY SERVICES (police/fire/ambulance on 999). Please make sure you also ring the Lodge on their emergency number to arrange site access.

Also check the resources here: http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare

Resources within the university

+ Oxford University Counselling Service (01865 270300) sees students to help with personal, emotional and psychological problems. It is not an emergency service – contact the College GP, nurse or Lodge in the case of serious crisis. Alternatively, email the Welfare Officer and arrange an appointment to talk through referral options.

+ College GP Surgery (01865 240501) can provide medical help and advice, including for mental health issues, with an out of hours service available.

+ The Samaritans (08457 909090) provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day. Their website has more details and a number of helpful leaflets and links.

+ Nightline (01865 270270) is a confidential listening service, run by students for students.

 

Resources in the wider community

+ NHS Direct (24-hour medical advice) 08454647

+ Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre 0800 7836294 or 01865 726295
+ OUSU Student Advice Service advice@ousu.org or 01865 2888466
+ B-Eat Eating Disorders 08456 341414
+ Oxford Alcoholics Anonymous 01865 242373
+ FRANK (advice about illegal drugs) 0800 776600
+ Emergency contraception: College Nurse, GP or Alec Turnbull Clinic 01865 456666
+ Pregnancy advice line 08457 304030 + Sexual Health information line 0800 567123

Please refer to the Wadham Handbook and the Fresher's Pack for more sources of support, information and help, including those (Tutor for Women, Senior Tutor) who may not be available in an emergency but can help in other circumstances. See the college welfare website for more details.