Wellbeing and Welfare

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.

Wellbeing and Welfare Officer

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.

College Nurse

The Nurse is here to help with a wide range of health matters and concerns. All consultations are confidential. See these details and times of when she is available to see students.

Student Counsellor

Kam provides a confidential space to listen to your emotional concerns and issues. He is a BACP Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor and a member of the BPS and UPCA. He works at Balliol on Thursdays 0th-9th week in the Bajpai Room. For an appointment, please email him.

 

The University Counselling Service, at 3 Worcester Street, Oxford, provides supportive online self-help resources, for example, on performing academically, advice for Freshers, anxiety and perfectionism, along with details of educational groups and workshops. Kam Dhillon is Balliol’s liaison counsellor.

For an appointment with a counsellor, please telephone or email. The Counselling Service offers confidential support; however, it is not an emergency service. Alternatively, you might wish to contact Oxford Nightline, a confidential listening, support and information service run for and by students at Oxford: telephone 01865 270 270; or contact the Samaritans, a 24/7 confidential listening service: telephone 116 123.

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

Junior Dean

The Junior Deans, who assist the Dean, are available directly or through the Lodge to help with any problems at the main Broad Street site. Please check the Junior Dean rota to see which one is on duty. Mary lives in Staircase III, room 9.

Junior Dean

The Junior Deans, who assist the Dean, are available directly or through the Lodge to help with any problems at the main Broad Street site. Please check the Junior Dean rota to see which one is on duty. Joe lives in Staircase IV, room 3.

Praefectus (Holywell Manor)

Tom has pastoral responsibility at Holywell Manor, the graduate centre. He welcomes the opportunity to see any students for personal and confidential advice and is available by appointment.

Assistant Praefectus

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.

Warden of Jowett Walk

Bianca is one of the two Wardens of Jowett Walk, both of whom are available to help with any problems there. Please check the Jowett Walk Warden rota to see which one is on duty. They live in the two ground-floor rooms of Tower 3 in the complex and at least one is on site from 7.00pm to 8.00am each day September–June except when College is fully closed.

Warden of Jowett Walk

Mohamed is one of the two Wardens of Jowett Walk, both of whom are available to help with any problems there. Please check the Jowett Walk Warden rota to see which one is on duty. They live in the two ground-floor rooms of Tower 3 in the complex and at least one is on site from 7.00pm to 8.00am each day September–June except when College is fully closed.

Warden of Dellal and Martin

The Warden of the Dellal and Martin buildings is available to help with any problems at these two locations.

For more information on wellbeing and welfare, see:

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).