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Wellbeing information for staff 

We all have mental health and, just like our physical health, it needs looking after to ensure we stay well.  Mental Health Allies can act as an initial point of contact for staff experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress.

As an Oxford University employee, it is important you have access to appropriate mental health support. The University offers various benefits to staff to help improve staff wellbeing.

University of Oxford Occupational Health service is available remotely to offer remote assistance to all employees. OH aims to protect physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace, and can be accessed by self-referral or by manager referral using a form or by phone (+44 1865 282 676).


The Student Welfare and Support Services are continuing to deliver our full range of services online.  In addition, the University Counselling Service has produced a series of blogs and podcasts to support students during the coronavirus pandemic. For more information about the mental health support available to students throughout the pandemic, including details of the University's Mental Health Task Force, please visit the welfare and wellbeing page on the COVID-19 response site

Book an appointment with the University counselling service 

In addition, the University has subscribed to the Big White Wall, a free to use service giving access to a global welfare community, moderated by mental health professionals. It provides a safe space for students to help self-manage their mental health and wellbeing - whether you are struggling to sleep, feeling low, stressed or unable to cope. To join, visit the TogetherAll website and register under “I’m from a university or college” with your Oxford e-mail address. This service is available to all students with an active University e-mail address and can be accessed from anywhere via a web browser.

Wellbeing for remote workers workshop (by Haptivate)

Utilising the latest scientific research and best practices from successful remote companies, we are able to explore practical approaches to creating healthy routines, managing isolation and maintaining motivation.

 Cover image for the PDF slides for the workshop on Wellbeing for Remote Working, by Rosa Connor from Haptivate, 17th February 2021

Download the slides of the workshop Wellbeing for Remote Working, by Haptivate (PDF)