OUSC Welfare

Hi, my name is Owen and I am the OUSC welfare rep for the 2020-21 academic year 

I am your first point of contact for reporting and discussing any welfare-related matters within OUSC that you may have.

I will always be available to talk via message, email or to meet up in person and discuss matters that are concerning you whether they be related to within the club or outside the pool.

Email Owen: contact

Below is a list of welfare points of call provided by the university and external resources. This list is definitely not exhaustive, so if you would like further information about any other resources or points of contact or would ever like help in contacting and accessing particular welfare resources, please feel free to get in contact with me.

Resources provided by the University:

University Counselling Service:

·        Phone number: 01865 270300

·        Email: contact

·        Address: 3 Worcester Street, OX1 2BX

·        To request an appointment, you can contact the Counselling Service in person, by phone or email

·        Further information:https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/counselling?wssl=1

·        For supportive resources, such as on self-care, mental health and relationships: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/counselling/self-help?wssl=1

·        For information on available workshops run by the Counselling Service, for example on mindfulness, relaxation and exam anxiety: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/counselling/workshops?wssl=1


·     This is a confidential listening service, not counselling, led by students for students

·        Phone number: 01865 270270

·        Open between 8pm and 8am, 0th-9th week

Harassment Advisory Network:

·     Phone number: 01865 270760

·     Email: contact

·     Further info: https://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/harassmentadvice/

Disability Advisory Service:

·     Provides information, advice & guidance and assistance with organising disability-related study support

·     Phone number: 01865 280459

·     Email: contact

·     Address: 3 Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BX

·     Further info: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/disability?wssl=1

External resources:


·     Provides free 24-hour support on any issue

·     Phone number: 116 123

·     Email: contact

·     The Oxford Samaritans: 01865 722 122 (local call charges apply) –callers are welcome to visit the branch at 60 Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RB between 8am-10pm 

Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre:

·     Helpline support numbers: 0800 783 6294 (free) or 01865 726295 (local Oxford rates)

·     Helpline support email: contact

·     For appointments & referrals: 01865 725311 or email

·     Further info: https://www.oxfordrapecrisis.net  

B-eat (eating disorders):

·     Provides online support and a network of self-help groups to help people with an eating disorder

·     Helpline: 0808 801 0677 (open 12pm-8pm during the week & 4pm-8pm on weekends and bank holidays) 

·     Further info: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk


·     Provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem

·     Phone number: 0300 123 3393 (open 9am-6pm Mon-Friday, except Bank holidays)

·     Email: contact

·     Further information & support: https://www.mind.org.uk