Health, Welfare & Disability

College Health, Welfare & Disability Support

We have an excellent reputation for student welfare at St Anne’s and we encourage you to be familiar with what’s available. The ‘welfare team’ includes members of the Decanal Team, College Officers, health professionals, JCR and MCR welfare reps and Peer Supporters. Be assured that the support is here for you. Try to seek guidance and help as early as you can.

College Staff

Dean of Welfare

Rachel Busby

Email: dean.welfare@st-annes.ox.ac.uk
 Available weeks -1-10: Tues 9am-2pm, Weds 9am-2pm, Thurs 9am-2pm

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Dean of Welfare

Kirren Mahmood

(Interim COVID-19 Cover)

Email: dean.welfare@st-annes.ox.ac.uk
Available weeks 0-10: Mon 11am-4pm, Fri 11am-4pm

For any welfare concern for yourself or another student, unsure where to access support, family issues including estrangement and concern around returning home for vacation, or if you’re feeling overwhelmed 

Due to COVID-19 all meetings are via Microsoft Teams

College Nurse

Clare Woolcott

Email: nurse@st-annes.ox.ac.uk Online booking: nurse.seh.ox.ac.uk (select ‘Nurse’ and ‘St-Anne’s’)

For medical, physical or mental health, and welfare concerns, e.g. sleep disturbance, contraception and sexual health, anxiety and panic attacks, low mood, depression, suicidal thoughts

Available weeks 0-9: Mon 8:30am-midday, Tues 12:30-4pm, Weds 10:15am-midday, Thurs & Fri 12:30-4pm 

Due to COVID-19 all initial consultations are via Microsoft Teams.  In-person appointments are arranged as required following remote consultation

Disability Co-ordinator

Sheila Smith

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 274840
Email: sheila.smith@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

For matters relating to disability or ongoing health conditions; exam arrangements; if you have declared a disability or think you need to; or if you have incurred an injury that impacts upon exams or access to your course 

Available year-round: Mon 8:30am-midday, Tues 12:30-4pm, Weds 10:15am-midday, Thurs & Fri 12:30-4pm

First Floor Hartland House  

Senior Tutor

Shannon McKellar

Shannon is the Senior Tutor and has overall responsibility for the Academic Office and for student welfare and wellbeing, the safeguarding of children with whom we work on outreach activities, and for our vulnerable adults. 

Available year-round, Mon – Fri 9 – 5. 

First floor Hartland House.

College Dean

Don Porcelli

For disciplinary and community issues e.g. if you experience anti-social behaviour or persistent noise issues

Available weeks 1-8

Assistant Deans

Ben Verboom, Rob Stagg & Jennifer Cassidy

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 274800 (via Lodge)

For any welfare concern for yourself or another student in the evening 

Available weeks 0-9: Every evening between 7pm-8am on a rota.

Harassment Advisors

If you feel that you have recently experienced harassment, trained college Harassment Advisors can provide a confidential listening ear, be a sounding board to talk through the issues, clarify the options available to you, and help you put your best argument forward if you decide you want to tell someone else.

Alternatively, the University’s harassment advisor network has advisors available to talk through your situation. A number of named advisors are available who identify as black minority ethnic, or lesbian, gay or bisexual.  

Dr Laura Seymour

Stipendiary Lecturer in English

Harassment Advisor

Email

Dr Ed Bispham

Stipendiary Lecturer in Ancient History

Harassment Advisor

Email

Rachel Busby

Dean of Welfare

Harassment Advisor

Email

Advisors to Junior Members

Fellows of the College who can be contacted for confidential advice on academic matters

Most teaching or study-related issues can be resolved between a student and Personal Tutor (undergraduates) or Supervisor/College Advisor (postgraduates).  Advisors to Junior Members are here to help with any larger problems or if students would prefer to talk to somebody outside of their own subjects.  They can also be consulted by the JCR Committee on academic questions affecting students as a group.

Dr Siân Grønlie

Associate Professor Medieval Literature & English Fellow

Advisor to Junior Members

Email

Dr Graham Nelson

Fellow in Pure Mathematics

Advisor to Junior Members

Email

Diversity Champions

Elsiddig Elmukashfi

Engineering Science

Diversity Champion

Email

Dr Robert Stagg

Associate Senior Member /Assistant Dean

Diversity Champion

Email

Dr Siân Grønlie

Associate Professor Medieval Literature & English Fellow

Diversity Champion

Email

JCR Welfare Reps & Peer Supporters

JCR Welfare Reps 

The welfare reps provide support on a student-to-student level, and signpost you to support from the rest of the welfare network during term-time. We organise relaxed events, and share resources on Facebook and Instagram: @st_annes_welfare. Message us directly if you have any questions or concerns relating to your own or someone else’s wellbeing and need someone to chat to. 


JCR Welfare Rep

Maya Walker

Email


JCR Welfare Rep

Robb Wilkins

Email


JCR Disability Rep

Phillipa Noble

Email

As Disabilities Rep, I’m here to help you with any queries or issues you have related to disability during your time at Anne’s. My job is to point you towards the right members of staff or organisations and ensure that college provides a safe and inclusive space for those with disabilities – for example, by helping with implementing the Access Audit completed in 2020

JCR peer supporters

We are students trained to listen and advise on options for further support if you’re homesick, feeling isolated, feeling low or worried or have concerns about any aspect of college life.  We are available in term-time.  Please get in touch via email.

3rd Year, English and French

Ruby Gold

Email

2nd Year, English

Absana Rutherford

Email

2nd Year, Classics

Ed Martin

Email

3rd Year, PPE

Theo Davies

Email

3rd Year, English

Romilly Leech

Email

3rd Year, English

Mundie Lawrance

Email

2nd Year, Music

Vivian Ng

Email

3rd Year, English

Nick Bonsall

Email

MCR Welfare Rep & Peer Supporters

Ramani Chandramohan

Email

MCR Welfare Rep

Riddhi Jain

Email

MCR peer supporter

Julian Kaptanian

Email

MCR peer supporter

 

Hi! We, Julian Kaptanian and Riddhi Jain (aka Riddhi Pitliya), are St Anne’s College MCR Student Peer Supporters. Please reach out to us if you would like to talk through any doubts or issues you may have, even if you just need an impartial, completely confidential ear to listen; we also have a range of resources we can refer you to. We are an alternative to talking to college welfare staff, supporting you on a more casual, student level. Note that we underwent training with the Oxford University Counselling Service before taking up our post, and we swear to abide by the Code of Practice. You can email us at julian.kaptanian@st-annes.ox.ac.uk and riddhi.jain@st-annes.ox.ac.uk to set up a meeting for yourself or on behalf of friends that you are worried about. We can also be found at T@3 (the weekly teas at 3pm on Wednesdays).

Where to find support

In an emergency dial 999 (then please inform the Lodge so they may direct the emergency service to your location)
For urgent but non-emergency medical advice dial 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk

For medical concerns e.g. illness, minor injury, contraception and sexual health you may contact the college Doctor
Dr Leaver and Partners, Jericho Health Centre, New Radcliffe House, Walton Street
(T) 01865 311234 / (T) 111 out of hours
https://www.leaverandpartnersjericho.nhs.uk/

Or the college nurse
Clare Woolcott
Drop-in at 27 Banbury Rd, Ground Floor
Available weeks 0-9, Mon 8:30am-midday, Tues 12:30-4pm, Weds 10:15am-midday, Thurs & Fri 12:30-4pm
(T) Contact via Lodge 01865 274800
Email: st-annesnurse@nhs.net

If you incur an injury that will have an impact on accessing your exams or any aspect of your course, please contact Sheila Smith for advice sheila.smith@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

If you have a physical health condition that has a substantial and long-term (lasting or likely to last 12 months or more) adverse effect on daily activities please consider contacting the Disability Advisory Service https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/disability?wssl=1

In an emergency dial 999 (then please inform the Lodge so they may direct the emergency service to your location)
For urgent but non-emergency mental health advice dial 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk

If you experience a mental health crisis at the weekend, you can get support with Oxford Safe Haven
Oxford Safe Haven is an out-of-hours, non-clinical space offering crisis support, signposting, and safety planning and listening support.  Open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 6pm until 10pm.  Referral line is open from 5pm on the day of the service, last entry is 9pm.  You must call first.
Tel: 01865 903 037
https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/service_description/oxford-safe-haven/  

If you need to talk to someone in confidence at any time on email, telephone or face to face you can contact Oxford Samaritans are available 24/7
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 free 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Web: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you
Visit the Oxford branch: Samaritans Oxford, 60 Magdalen Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1RB Tel: 01865 722 122
Open 7 days a week 8:00am – 10:00pm (Wheelchair accessible)

For mental health concerns e.g. sleep disturbance, anxiety and panic attacks, low mood, depression, and suicidal thoughts contact the College Doctor

Dr Leaver and Partners, Jericho Health Centre, New Radcliffe House, Walton Street
(T) 01865 311234 / (T) 111 out of hours
https://www.leaverandpartnersjericho.nhs.uk/

Or the College Nurse
Clare Woolcott
Drop-in at 27 Banbury Rd, Ground Floor
Available weeks 0-9, Mon 8:30am-midday, Tues 12:30-4pm, Weds 10:15am-midday, Thurs & Fri 12:30-4pm
(T) Contact via Lodge 01865 274800
Email: st-annesnurse@nhs.net

For any welfare concern for yourself or another student you may contact the Dean of Welfare.  If you’re unsure where to access support, experience family issues including estrangement and concern around returning home for vacation, or if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Available weeks -1-10 Mon 10am-3pm, Weds 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-4pm, Welfare Office, adj. 50 Woodstock Rd (T) 01865 274881
Email: dean.welfare@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

The University Counselling Service offers free and confidential support, not an emergency service.  Make an appointment by phone or email.  Duty counsellor telephone calls as well as 1:1 consultations to students during opening hours.  Podcasts and resources available on the website: www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/counselling
Tel: 01865 270300
Email: counselling@admin.ox.ac.uk
3 Worcester Street, Oxford OX12BX

For student-led telephone support during the evening you can contact Nightline
Independent listening, support and information service run for and by students of Oxford.  Whatever’s on your mind, we’ll listen.
Available 8pm-8am weeks 0-9
(T) 01865 270 270
oxfordnightline.org

JCR & MCR Student Peer Supporters & Welfare Reps
Students trained to listen and advise on options for further support if you’re homesick, feeling isolated, feeling low or worried or have concerns about any aspect of college life.
Available weeks 0-8, contact by email
Welfare Reps: Ruby Gold (JCR), Nick Bonsall (JCR), Alice Spiers (MCR), Nicole Eichert (MCR), Hannah Zillessen (MCR)
Peer Supporters: Anna Sharpe, Theo Davies, Gbenga Chesterman, Nick Bonsall, Ruby Gold, Grace Tierney (JCR)

For academic, welfare, financial and accommodation related issues you can contact Oxford University Student Union.
Weeks 1-8 you can drop into the SU and speak to one of the advisors without an appointment if one of our team is free Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 4:00pm
https://www.oxfordsu.org/wellbeing/student-advice/
4 Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BX
Tel: 01865 288452
enquiries@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk

If you have a mental health condition that has a substantial and long-term (lasting or likely to last 12 months or more) adverse effect on daily activities please consider contacting the Disability Advisory Service https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/disability?wssl=1

The University Counselling Service offers free and confidential support, not an emergency service.  Make an appointment by phone or email.  Duty counsellor telephone calls as well as 1:1 consultations to students during opening hours.  Podcasts and resources available on the website: www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/counselling
Tel: 01865 270300
Email: counselling@admin.ox.ac.uk
3 Worcester Street, Oxford OX1 2BX

NHS Talking Space Plus 
Offering a range of FREE talking therapies to over 14,000 people a year across Oxfordshire. Part of the NHS, offering services to patients registered with an Oxfordshire GP. https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/talkingspaceplus/

University Counselling Service
Podcasts, advice and resources available to students including (but not limited to) adjusting to university life, exam preparation, pressure to be perfect, sleep difficulties, can’t work, living with a disability, sexuality and sexual identity, gender and transgender, surviving past and recent traumatic events, suicidal feelings, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, bereavement and grief.
www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/counselling

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?
https://www.studentsagainstdepression.org/

Apps to support mental health
The NHS provides information on a range of Apps that can support people experiencing low mood, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts
https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/

University Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service
www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/supportservice
Free support and advice to any student affected by sexual harassment or violence, whether the experiences happened in Oxford or elsewhere, recent or in the past.  Contact an advisor at supportservice@admin.ox.ac.uk
The service is open throughout the academic year

External Sexual Harassment and Violence Support
Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre – for women
Survivors UK – for men dealing with the effects of sexual violence

Sexual Health Clinics Oxfordshire
Offering a full range of services – genitourinary medicine (GUM) and contraception, testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), all contraception types including emergency contraception, advice on safer sex, relationships, drug use or other health related issues, and HIV care.
Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LE
T:01865 231231 (phones answered 0900 – 1700 Monday to Thursday and 0900 –  1600 on Friday; please call between 0900 – 1300 for appointments and test results)
https://www.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/

For medical concerns e.g. sexual health support you may contact the college Doctor
Dr Leaver and Partners, Jericho Health Centre, New Radcliffe House, Walton Street
(T) 01865 311234 / (T) 111 out of hours
https://www.leaverandpartnersjericho.nhs.uk/

Or the college nurse
Clare Woolcott
Drop-in at 27 Banbury Rd, Ground Floor
Available weeks 0-9, Mon 8:30am-midday, Tues 12:30-4pm, Weds 10:15am-midday, Thurs & Fri 12:30-4pm
(T) Contact via Lodge 01865 274800
Email: st-annesnurse@nhs.net

If you have a physical or mental health condition that has a substantial and long-term (lasting or likely to last 12 months or more) adverse effect on daily activities please consider contacting the Disability Advisory Service for information and support on a range of issues including teaching adjustments, human support (also known as non-medical help), reasonable adjustments to the built environment, IT equipment and study technology, travel between study sites, examinations and assessments, libraries.
https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/disability?wssl=1
3 Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BX
Tel: 01865 280459
Email: disability@admin.ox.ac.uk

For matters relating to disability or ongoing health conditions; exam arrangements; if you have declared a disability or think you may need to, you may contact Sheila Smith
Disability Co-ordinator & Deputy Academic Registrar
Available year-round, Mon 8:30am-midday, Tues 12:30-4pm, Weds 10:15am-midday, Thurs & Fri 12:30-4pm, 1st Floor Hartland House
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 274840
Email: sheila.smith@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

For academic, welfare, financial and accommodation related issues you can contact Oxford University Student Union.
Weeks 1-8 you can drop into the SU and speak to one of the advisors without an appointment if one of our team is free Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 4:00pm
https://www.oxfordsu.org/wellbeing/student-advice/
4 Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BX
Tel: 01865 288452
Email: enquiries@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk

The Citizens Advice Bureau offer free confidential advice online, over the phone or in person to everyone, about debt and money, benefits, work, housing, family, law and courts, immigration, health, consumer issues.
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
95 St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DA
Tel: 0300 330 9054

The College Treasury can assist with any financial concerns relating to Battels, change to personal or family finances that may affect you in college, if you are estranged from your family, or if you’re experiencing financial hardship
anita.green@st-annes.ox.ac.uk
Ground Floor, Hartland House

For financial related issues you can contact Oxford University Student Union.
Weeks 1-8 you can drop into the SU and speak to one of the advisors without an appointment if one of our team is free Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 4:00pm
https://www.oxfordsu.org/wellbeing/student-advice/
4 Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BX
Tel: 01865 288452
Email: enquiries@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk

The Citizens Advice Bureau offer free confidential advice online, over the phone or in person to everyone, about debt and money.
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
95 St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DA
Tel: 0300 330 9054

You can approach the Dean of Welfare or College Nurse with any welfare concern, and to explore where to get support

If you’d like to speak to a student for advice about where to seek support, you can approach one of the welfare reps or a peer supporter

If there is someone better placed to advise and support you, we will put you in touch with them.

JCR Welfare Schemes

Support
Weekly Drop-ins

A weekly online session where one of the welfare reps or a peer supporters is available in a private space to talk about confidential welfare issues.

Together
Brew Mondays

A great way to unwind and socialise online

STAN-itary

Distribution Scheme

Anonymously order sanitary pads, tampons and menstrual cups to be delivered to the pidge room labelled with your Bod card number. If a student has a request for a particular product, the women’s rep (Grace Tierney) is contactable via email or Facebook

Sanitnary Distribution Form

We organise many other events which vary from term to term, including yoga, puppy petting, massages and more!