Welfare Resources in Oxford

The Oxford counselling service offers individual and group counselling, workshops and self-help resources. More information on hours and appointment scheduling are available on their website: http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/shw/counselling/

Nightline is a listening and support service provided by students from 8PM to 8AM during term time. The number for Nightline is: (2) 70270.

The Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) runs a Student Advice Service which aims to provide a space for students to talk over their worries in confidence. More information is available on the OUSU website: http://ousu.org/advice/student-advice-service/

The Disability Advisory Service provides information and advice on disability issues and facilitates support for those with, for example, sensory or mobility impairments, long-term health conditions, specific learning difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions or mental health difficulties. More information can be found here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/disability?wssl=1
 
The University Health and Welfare webpages provide an excellent overview of further welfare resources at Oxford: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare?wssl=1

RESOURCES FOR COUPLES AND STUDENT PARENTS

Newcomers, a volunteer run organization whose aim is to help the newly arrived husbands, wives, or partners of visiting scholars, graduate students, or newly appointed academic members of the University: http://www.newcomers.ox.ac.uk   

The University website page on support for student parents: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/childcare?wssl=1

The university policy on student maternity, paternity and adoption leave: https://www.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxford/field/field_document/Student%20Maternity%2C%20Paternity%20and%20Adoption%20Leave%20Policy.pdf 

Email address of the Student Parent and Carers Rep at OUSU: parentsandcarers@ousu.ox.ac.uk

Information on childcare services provided by the University: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/childcare/

Information on childcare services provided by the Oxford City Council: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/information-parents