Here are the people in College to turn to for help and advice, should you find yourself in trouble of any kind. See also the further information and resources at the foot of this page.
Bruce is happy to meet any member of College, to assist with any problems or to offer discreet advice about personal or work-related issues. He is a trained counsellor and a registered psychotherapist (with UKCP); he is also a trained and registered supervisor of therapy (with BAPPS). As the leader of the welfare team, he can also refer people to those who can best help. His room is Staircase XXI, Room 8.
Mischka is Liaison Counsellor at the University’s professionally staffed, confidential Counselling Service at 3 Worcester Street, Oxford. Please see this page for more details about making an appointment with an individual counsellor as well as information about groups, workshops, peer support and self-help resources. Alternatively you may wish to contact Nightline (16 Wellington Square, tel: 01865 270270) or the Samaritans (60 Magdalen Road, tel: 01865 722122).
These student volunteers are available to listen to Balliol members who would like to discuss problems of any nature (stress from work, supervisors, academic performance, sexuality, depression, homesickness, cultural barriers, relationships, etc.) For details, names and contact information see Peer Support.
The Assistant Praefectus assists the Praefectus in his pastoral responsibilities at Holywell Manor. She is available throughout the day and night during term time as the first point of contact in an emergency and to offer support to any student who seeks his help. She lives in Holywell Manor, Room NW-74.
- Personal Tutors/College Advisers: see the College List on this page
- Disability Officers
- Harassment Officers (Professor Frances Kirwan and Dr Scot Peterson)
- Women’s Officer (Dr Lisa Walker)
- JCR Dr WHOs (Welfare and Health Officers)
- MCR Welfare Officer: contact via the MCR website
- Financial support
For more information on wellbeing and welfare, see:
- College Handbook, Section 1.5.2 and Section 5
- University Health & Welfare Services
- OUSU Student Advice Service
- Mental health self-help resources
A Welfare and Wellbeing Committee comprising both students and Fellows, as well as the College’s Doctor, Nurse, and Student Support Officer, and the Student Counsellor from the University Counselling Service, meets once a term to discuss general welfare issues (not individual cases).