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Counselling and Mental Health Support

Mental health emergency

If you need immediate mental health support or someone to speak to urgently, or if you feel you may be at risk of serious harm, you can:

  • Call 999 to reach the emergency services
  • Call the 24/7 Oxfordshire NHS Mental Health Helpline: 01865 904997
  • Call Nightline (01865 270270) or the Samaritans (tel. 116 123 or email jo@​samaritans.​org)
  • Visit the Accident and Emergency department

Student Counsellor

Steph provides a confidential space in which to listen to students’ emotional concerns and issues. She is a registered counselling psychologist with over ten years’ experience, working with people from diverse backgrounds with a range of mental health and emotional difficulties. On days when she is not working at Balliol, she works at the University Counselling Service. Steph is available at Balliol by appointment on Wednesdays, 9.005.00pm, from 0th–9th week.

Oxford University Counselling Service

Any member of Balliol can access the Oxford University Counselling Service. For an appointment, please contact: counselling@​admin.​ox.​ac.​uk, 01865 270300, or visit the 3 Worcester Street office.

The Counselling Service offers confidential support; however, it is not an emergency service. It also provides supportive online self-help resources, for example, on performing academically, advice for Freshers, on anxiety, and perfectionism, along with details of educational groups and workshops.

External services

Supportive online resources