Student Support

As part of a University city we want to highlight the support available to you

At Oxfordshire Mind, we understand that navigating the challenges of student life can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you’re facing academic pressures, struggling with your mental health, or simply need someone to talk to, we’re here to support you every step of the way. As your local mental health charity, we’re dedicated to providing a range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of students in Oxfordshire.

Information Service

For any mental health enquiry, large or small, we provide information and signposting to mental health services for people living in Oxfordshire.

We’re here for people affected by mental ill health, as well as families, friends, carers and professionals. You can ask us a specific question about mental health or mental health services, or tell us about your situation and we’ll suggest some options for getting you help and support.

Options Session

If you need access to our support and services at Oxfordshire Mind, the first step is to set up an options session with one of our Wellbeing Service workers.

Option sessions are FREE 30 minute sessions that help us to understand your mental health and wellbeing needs, and find you the right kind of support.

Safe Haven

Feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope, but nowhere to turn? If you’re in a dark place, you’re not on your own – we’re here for you.

Oxfordshire Safe Haven is a safe and welcoming space for when you’ve reached the point where it feels like there’s no way out. We’re open 365 days a year, and you can think of us as being like A&E for your mental health.

Peer Support Group

Peer support groups bring together people to provide mutual support in a safe and welcoming space.

At Oxfordshire Mind we provide over 30 free, friendly, informal peer support groups across Oxfordshire. Each peer support group is different, so we’re sure there’s one that would fit your needs – from art, unusual experiences, LGBTQ+ to music and quizzes, or just simply a tea and a chat.

Recognising the growing importance of mental health support, especially among young adults, Oxfordshire Mind and Oxford Brookes University have joined forces to create a unified approach towards promoting mental well-being and resilience. By combining their expertise and resources, we aim to provide comprehensive support to individuals facing mental health challenges within the university community and beyond.

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