Mental health

We hope that your time at Linacre will be enjoyable.  However, we know that doing a postgraduate degree at Oxford can be stressful.  If you feel anxious or depressed, there are people in and outside College that you can talk to:

Linacre Peer Supporters are students who have been trained to help other students think through issues and give them emotional support in a safe and confidential way.

The University Counselling Service can help you address personal or emotional problems that get in the way of having a good experience and realising your full academic and personal potential.  It offers short courses of individual counselling, as well as group counselling and a range of workshops on common student issues.

Nightline is a listening, information and support service run by students for students.  It is open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. every night in term time.  Call 01865 270270

Student Minds runs a weekly support group during term for students with eating disorders.  The group maintains a pro-recovery atmosphere.

If your mental health problem is a long-lasting one, look at the webpage on Long-term medical conditions and disabilities.  The University and the College can support you in a number of ways.

If your mental health condition means that you cannot complete work for your course on time, contact Senior Tutor Dr Jane Chanaa.  Dr Chanaa will advise you on what your options are, and help you to make the appropriate applications to the  University.

If you find yourself in a crisis situation outside normal working hours, you can call the Linacre emergency mobile, which is staffed by the Junior Dean or one of the Senior Students:  07837 142095.  They will be able to contact someone who can help you.