We’re aware that getting counselling can be a very scary and intimidating prospect, so we want you to know that if you need anything (be that someone to explain what happens in a session, to show you where it is, or just to chat to about whether you want to do it) you’re always welcome to contact either of us!
The way the system works is that you email them, and then they send you a fairly detailed form to fill out. It’s worth noting that you will always be given a session if you ask for one, so please don’t worry about this! The form just allows them to assess whether you need a same-day appointment, or whether they think you’re okay to wait a couple of days until their next free regular appointment. It also allows them to get the basics down, so that they have more time to discuss things in depth with you during your appointment.
Once again, we’re always available to talk to about this!
Sophie and Monim
OUCS Oxford University Counselling Service
The University has a professionally staffed confidential Student Counselling Service for assistance with personal, emotional, social and academic problems. This service is available free to all matriculated undergraduate and graduate members of the University. Appointments can be requested in person, by phone or by email, for more information follow this link: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/counselling/appointment?wssl=1
Referrals to the Counselling Service can also be made by the Welfare Deans in College, please don’t hesitate to either get in contact with them (or with any peer supporters and we can pass on your request to them!)
The counselling service can be found less than a 10minute walk away from College:
3 Worcester Street
Phone number: 01865 270300
MIND is a leading charity dedicated to promoting good mental health for all, their website gives information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments and advocacy. The Oxford-shire Mind branch can offer peer support groups, courses on managing stress, and therapy, find out more here: https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk
To get in contact:
Number: 0845 766 0163
Cruse is a national charity set up to provide Bereavement Care, anyone can contact cruse if they want to talk about themselves or someone they know who has been affected by a death.
01865 245398 (between 10 a.m. and 12.00 a.m. Monday to Friday)
Charity which provides information and help on all aspects of eating disorders, including: Anorexia Nervosa, Bullimia Nervosa, binge eating disorder and related eating disorders.
0845 634 1414 (08.30am – 8.30pm)
The Oxford Physiotherapy Service
Tuesday and Thursday 13.30 – 16.00
- Undergraduate Student Clinic at Wadham.
- Appointments: 30 mins £25.00
Mental Health Resource Centre
Provides advice and information to anyone on any aspect of mental health.
Tel: 01865 728981