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Feeling miserable?

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 low, 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.

Your College Advisor is there to listen to you and give impartial and confidential advice.

The Senior Tutor, Dr Jane Hoverd, can guide you towards people and resources that can help you.

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.  It also has a series of self-help resoures including a series of podcasts on dealing with issues such as perfectionism, sleep problems and procrastination.

The Oxford branch of the Samaritans is a 24/7 branch meaning they offer emotional support to callers over the phone around the clock. Callers are welcome to visit the branch in person between the hours of 08:00am and 10.00pm and they also offer support via email and text.

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.

If you are in a turmoil because of an unforeseen financial situation, College may be able to help:  see the Financial issues page.

If your situation means that you cannot complete work for your course on time, contact Senior Tutor Dr Jane Hoverd.  Dr Hoverd will advise you on what your options are, and may 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.