Harris Manchester is committed to fostering an environment of support and good mental wellbeing and we have several support routes in place if you feel you may be experiencing a mental health condition.
Firstly, please do contact someone. It can be a friend, Tutor, the NHS, family, one of the College Officers, or whoever you feel comfortable talking to. We do not want anyone to suffer in silence but we also understand that it can be hard to talk about mental health issues so anonymous services are also available and be found via the 'Health and Welfare Links' section at the bottom of this page. All conversations about mental health with HMC staff members are treated as confidential unless explicitly stated otherwise (with the consent of the student).
Welfare Support in College
Kerry Minton is the College's Welfare Lead and is happy to meet with students one to one on request by appointment. She is available part-time and can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org or via Teams. Her office is located in Sekyra A.
For details of further welfare contacts in College, please see Welfare Contacts | Harris Manchester College
The university has an excellent Counselling Service, with professional psychologists who operate a confidential service that you can refer yourself to without involving anyone else. They can speak with you in person, with an appointment or via a drop-in clinic or by video call/phone if you wish. In addition their website provides many links, podcasts and articles that you can use for self-help remotely.
If you feel that you need professional counselling, you may contact the University Counselling Service at 3 Worcester Street (2)70300 or email email@example.com. For information about the Counselling Service and how to book an appointment please see:
Other Sources of Support for Mental Health
Oxford Safe Haven: https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/service_description/oxford-safe-haven/. Oxford Safe Haven (OSH) provides an additional resource to out-of-hours service and is an alternative to hospital emergency departments for people experiencing a crisis with their mental health.
Nightline: confidential listening, support and information service. 01865 (2)70270 open 8pm-8am, 0th-9th Week. Nightline can also be reached on Skype and Instant Messenger. Their website is https://oxford.nightline.ac.uk/.
The Oxfordshire Mind Guide: Up-to-date directory on all mental health services in Oxfordshire, covering recovery and support groups and community mental health services http://www.oxmindguide.org.uk
Mind, national mental health charity: 0300 123 3393 - Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm or www.mind.org.uk
Student-Run Student Minds: http://www.studentminds.org.uk/
No Panic: for panic attacks and anxiety disorders, 0844 967 4848 orwww.nopanic.org.uk
Samaritans: for mental health concerns 08457 90 90 90 – Open 24/7 every day of the year
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Information:http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation/therapies/cognitivebehaviouraltherapy.aspx
Help is at Hand: support and guidance for those bereaved following suicide http://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/support-guides/help-is-at-hand/
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide Support Group: https://uksobs.org/