Mental Health Support

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Mental Health Support

Who should I call?

Feeling worried or anxious? Feeling low, tearful, lethargic? Finding it difficult to concentrate or to socialise? Struggling with sleep, eating or alcohol/drugs? We can help you find the right person to contact. 

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Key contacts

College

If you are experiencing any difficulties with your welfare, mental health or wellbeing you can speak to a member of the College Welfare Team this may include feeling homesick, overwhelmed, low in mood, worry about family issues or academic work, anxiety, panic or panic attacks, sleep disturbance or eating disturbance, feeling lonely or experiencing suicidal thoughts.

You can discuss any mental health concerns or difficulties with the College Doctor or the College Nurse e.g. low mood, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, sleep disturbance, eating disturbance, experiencing suicidal thoughts, self-harm, drug or alcohol issues.

University

University Counselling Service

The Service offers free and confidential short-term individual and group support for students experiencing mental health difficulties.   You may make an appointment by email                Email: counselling@admin.ox.ac.uk. Podcasts and self-help resources are also available on the website.

Nightline

Telephone peer support available 8pm-8am, weeks 0-9 for phone, instant message, skype or drop-in                                (T) 01865 270 270, 16 Wellington Square, Oxford

External

Oxford Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch by telephone, email or visit to speak to someone face to face, even if you are worried about someone else call 116 123 (this number is free to call) Email: jo@samaritans.org

Visit the Oxford branch: Samaritans Oxford, 60 Magdalen Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1RB T:01865 722 122 (local call charges apply)

Open 7 days a week 8:00am - 10:00pm and wheelchair accessible

Oxford Safe Haven

If you experience mental health crisis, you can get support with Oxford Safe Haven by calling 01865 903 037.

A non-clinical space offering crisis support, signposting, safety planning and listening support.  They offer one to one support on the phone or face to face and online.

Open 7 days a week  from 6pm until 10pm.  The referral line is open from 5pm on the day of the service and the last entry is at 9pm.  You must call first to book an appointment for the same day.

MIND the mental health charity

Offering help and advice for any mental health problem call 01865 24 77 88 or visit their webpages.

Talking Space Plus

Offering a range of FREE talking therapies through the NHS to people registered with an Oxfordshire GP.

Togetherall 24/7

Offers opportunity to connect with other students experiencing similar issues through online forums. You can also access advice and self-learning courses. Register with your university email account.

Students Against Depression

A website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking. Alongside clinically-validated information and resources it presents the experiences, strategies and advice of students themselves – after all, who better to speak to their peers about how depression can be overcome?

Apps

The NHS provides information on a range of self-help Apps that can support people experiencing low mood, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts