University-wide welfare providers

The University Counselling Service

This is a free, confidential service, staffed by professional counsellors.  They can help with personal, emotional, social and academic problems.  They are at 3 Worcester Street, telephone 2-70300,  It is open every weekday during term and for much of the vacations.  You do need an appointment; it is not a drop-in service. The Counselling Service aims to see students for an initial assessment within five working days and then to offer counselling soon after this.  Further information is available on its website:


Oxford Nightline

This is a confidential information and listening service run by students for students.  It can be reached every night during term, 8 pm to 8 am, by phone – 2-70270 (reverse charges accepted, or free from a University phone) – or by calling in at the flat at 16 Wellington Square for coffee and a chat.  There are always two people in the office, one male and one female.  Strict confidentiality is assured. Further information is available on its website here (page opens in new window.)

Details of many other providers of welfare support are on the Student Health and Welfare pages on the University website here (page opens in new window)  Information about a similar range of services is also provided by OUSU, The Oxford University Students Union can be found here (page opens in new wondow.)