Welfare Resources in Oxford

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 Counselling Service offers individual and group counselling, workshops and self-help resources. More information on hours and appointment scheduling are available on their website.

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.

The University Health and Welfare webpages provide an excellent overview of further welfare resources at Oxford. Find details on the website linked below should you need to use these services.

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

The Oxford Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service is an all-in-one provision for any students regardless of age or gender who have been affected by sexual harassment or violence. They provide free support and advice, along with a safe place to be heard independent of your college or department. More information can be found below.


Newcomers, a volunteer run organisation 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 can be accessed below. 

The University website page on support for student parents.

The university policy on student maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

Information on childcare services provided by the University.

Contact the Student Parent and Carers Rep at OUSU on parentsandcarers@ousu.ox.ac.uk