Resources

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues discussed in this magazine and you’d like to talk to someone, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. There are so many sources of support in Oxford:

University of Oxford


The University Counselling Service (counselling@admin.ox.ac.uk) is a free counselling service offering professional support, run by the university
The Disability Advisory Service (https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/disability) offers practical support and mentoring for students with disabilities, including mental health issues
Oxford Nightline (01865270270) runs from 0th week to 9th week, from 20:00 to 08:00
Your college will also have welfare representatives and officers in both the student and staff bodies, who are always there to listen and support students

Oxford Brookes University

The Counselling Service (https://www.brookes.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/counselling/) is a free professional service available to all students enrolled at Brookes
The Inclusive Support Service (https://www.brookes.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/disability/) offers advice and information to students with disabilities, including those with mental health conditions
Oxford Nightline (01865270270) runs from 0th week to 9th week, from 20:00 to 08:00

General support


The Samaritans (116 123) is a crisis talking service that runs 24/7, 365 days a year
Shout (85258) is a crisis text service for 24/7 anonymous support
Your GP is also always there to listen and signpost you on to further support; the NHS page on mental health charities and resources is here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/
The Mix is a website providing essential support for young people, including around the topic of mental health (https://www.themix.org.uk/)

Student Space offers mental health resources and support via text or phone from 4pm-11pm daily (https://studentspace.org.uk/)