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Mental Health Support

If you feel you are experiencing a mental health crisis or need urgent help, you should call the non-emergency helpline 111 (from a UK phone) or, in an emergency, 999.

If you are experiencing concerns about your mental health or something else that is affecting your wellbeing, please do get in touch with any of the student welfare team, who are available to listen and offer support and, if necessary, refer you to someone who is better placed to offer you the right kind of help that you need.

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College Nurse & Wellbeing Coordinator

The College nurse is very happy to offer support and advice for your mental health and wellbeing. If you wish to make an appointment with her, please email her at or Alternatively, you may reach her on 01865 274945.

Sarah is available Monday to Friday during term time from 10.30am – 3.30pm. Her Surgery is on the first floor of the Mary Gray Allen Building (MGA), but room visits can be arranged if stairs are a problem.

All consultations are absolutely confidential, unless there is cause for concern, in which case she would talk a plan through together with you. Please note that she is required to enter consultations on the GP electronic notes system.

College Counsellor

Dilys Codrington is the St Hugh’s College Counsellor, and is available to students who wish to discuss personal matters in strict confidence. Appointments may be made through the College Nurse, or by emailing


Katie Tupling is our Interim Chaplain at St Hugh’s for this academic year (2023-2024) and is available for a chat about anything and everything. She can be found in Room 17 on the MGA Corridor: if the door is open just knock and come in! However, if you would prefer to make an appointment, please send her an email at Katie’s usual working hours at St Hugh’s are mornings (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday) and Sunday afternoons and evenings during term time.

University Counselling Service

If you feel that it would be helpful to see a trained counsellor but, for any reason, you would prefer not to see the College’s own counsellor, you can contact the University Counselling Service to make an appointment for counselling.

3 Worcester Street

T: 01865 270300


Other Support Services


123 Iffley Road

T: 01865 722122



Nightline is a confidential listening service (not counselling) offered to students by students between 8.00pm and 8.00am.

T: 01865 270270


TalkingSpace Oxford

You can refer yourself to this local NHS service offering free talking therapies.

Crisis Support

St Hugh’s College Lodge

The College Lodge is staffed 24/7 by a team of Porters who will always assist you if you require guidance or help. The Porters and Junior Deans are trained in first aid, as well as being available to help with practical information or emergencies. The Lodge telephone number is 01865 274 900.

Oxford Safe Haven

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you can get support with Oxford Safe Haven.

Oxford Safe Haven is a non-clinical space offering crisis support, signposting, safety planning and listening support. It operates over the phone every day of the week: 12pm to 9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 5pm till 9pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. You can also book in-person appointments for the same day.

The telephone number is 01865 903 037.