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An overview of the SWSS resources available to support students

Student Welfare and Support Services offers a range of specialist support and guidance, helping you to thrive during your time at Oxford.  Our services are confidential and we welcome students from all backgrounds. 

The Disability Advisory Service (DAS) facilitates support for students with sensory or mobility impairments, long-term health conditions, specific learning difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions or mental health difficulties. 

The DAS is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.  Our friendly advisors offer a drop-in session between 1.30pm and 2.30pm every weekday during term (weeks 0-9). The drop-ins allow you 10 minutes with an advisor to discuss quick queries.  If you aren’t sure if you are eligible to use the DAS or want to talk about the support available, please come to 3 Worcester St for a drop-in session.

If you are having difficulties, our Counselling Service can support you through confidential individual and group therapy, and workshops.  We want to help you to put into effect real change, enabling you to fulfil your academic and personal potential.  You can find more details on our website about how to join a workshop or make an appointment.    

The Counselling Service is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (during term), but pre-arranged appointments can be made for the evening or Saturday mornings.  We have workshops coming up in weeks 6 and 7 on Sleep Difficulties and Insomnia, Relaxation, and Overcoming Panic.  To find out more and book a place, see our workshops page online.

We also have some great self-care resources online for managing stress and sleep.

The Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service supports all students regardless of age or gender who have been affected by sexual harassment or violence. We provide free support and advice, along with a safe place to be heard independent of your college or department. We support students in all situations, whether the experiences of sexual harassment or violence happened in Oxford or elsewhere, and whether it was recent or in the past. Find out more at www.ox.ac.uk/supportservice.

We also run the Peer Support Programme which operates in Colleges and Departments.  To find out how to contact your local peer supporters, look for welfare information on your College website.