As you know, at Trinity, we take our Welfare seriously. Unlike other Colleges, we have a long-standing, much cherished institution, incorporating a mixture of Welfare and 'WELFAAARE'.
For those of you who aren't familiar with this concept, it basically means that, first and foremost, we're here to look after you and provide you with everything you need, from condoms to cake (and curry) and of course, some TLC. We're here if you want a friendly chat - and if you're having a bad week or struggling with an essay crisis, then we can provide some tea and an open ear or two. Got a problem? Ask away.
On top of that, twice a term we organise our 'WELFAAARE' nights out. No other College does this, and we're proud of our unique tradition. The guys and girls split up, go out for a meal, and partake in some joyous inter-year bonding, before meeting 'the other half' at a cheap public house and then going out to one of Oxford's classy clubs. A cracking time is had by all.
As well as this, we host and organise Mid-Term Welfares, which have in the past ranged from ice-skating, to football trips, to paint-balling. As your Welfare Reps, we are always open to more suggestions, so if you do have any exciting ideas - let us know!
If you have any problems at all, big or small, the Welfare system, the Welfare Reps, the Peer Supporters, and the Welfare Dean (Emma Percy) are there to look out for you (and we do actually 100% mean that.)
- Chlamydia tests
- Rape alarms
- Information and advice on sexual health clinics around Oxford, and the right people to talk to about a range of issues you might face during your time at Oxford
- Reimbursement of the morning-after pill and pregnancy tests
- FUN IN LARGE QUANTITIES.
You don't have to come and talk to us directly if you need any of the above (although we'd love it if you did). You can email us on the Welfare emails (above) or individually. We discreetly pidge supplies if they are requested. Also, remember that there is a free condom dispensing machine in the Beer Cellar toilets.
Whatever your worry, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Trinity Welfare Love,
Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org; room 15/5)
Conor (email@example.com; room 12/4)
Lucy (firstname.lastname@example.org; room 14/2)
Emma (email@example.com; room 17/5)
Doctor and Nurses hours:
Alison Nicholls is the College Nurse. She is in Trinity Monday-Friday 11.30-13.15 (Weeks 0-9)
You can also see her in Balliol Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 9.30-11.15 and Wednesday 1.45-3.30.
Phone: internal 79915 (voicemail) or mobile 07881836803
College Doctor surgeries: Wednesday 10.30 -12.30 (Weekds 1-8)
Outside College surgery hours please contact Summertown Health Centre: 01865515552
On evenings and weekends the GP out-of-hours service can be contacted on 08453458995
Sexual Health Clinics in and around Oxford:
However, if you do not want to see the College nurse or GP about any sexual health issues (although the nurse can provide free condoms and advice, along with the Welfare Reps), there are a number of clinics around Oxford.
The consultations are strictly confidential and you do not have to be referred by a doctor or nurse.
Service Details. C&sh offers a friendly and convenient service:
- People are seen on a drop in basis.
- Advice is easily obtained over the telephone.
- Convenient evening clinics are available.
- Specialist nurses, as well as doctors, are on hand to give advice.
- Consultations are strictly confidential.
- Contraceptive advice including coils and implants.
- Emergency contraception.
- Telephone advice.
- Pregnancy tests .
- Advice on sexual problems.
- Advice on infections and tests.
- Cervical smear tests.
- Health advice for getting pregnant.
- Psychosexual counselling.
The Alec Turnbull Centre First Floor, Raglan House, Between Towns Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 3JH
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 7.00pm, Friday 09.30am to 4.00pm and Saturday 10.30am to 1.30pm.
There is a GUM Clinic based in the Churchill Hospital in Headington. This is more far away than Cowley but also provides a full range of sexual-health services and you can get the Number 15 bus from the City Centre.
Services are free and confidential.
See here for more information: http://www.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/
Other super-useful Welfare links
The OUSU Welfare Website is, frankly, great: it's full of information and contacts. Things it covers include: accomodation and housing; drugs and alcohol information; information on the OUSU Advice and Counselling services; eating disorders; and many many MANY more. Have a look. There is also a winning cartoon of a smiling condom, so be sure to check that out.
OUSU also have a useful list of publications on all sorts of things that might be helpful, from unplanned pregnancy, living out, LQBQT handbook, and a publication on domestic violence and sexual health and abuse. See OUSU Publications to access these resources.
OUSU/OBSU SAFETY BUS ~ 0771 444 50 50
If you're heading out and need to get home late at night, you can use the OUSU/OBSU Safety Bus. This service, provided in conjunction with Oxford Brookes Students' Union, is there to make sure you get home safely. It will pick you up from any location within the Oxford Ring road and take you home for a donation of only £1. To call the bus, ring the above number between 9pm and 3am Monday - Saturday and 9pm - 1am on Sunday.
- Cambridge University Counselling Service
- This website, despite being from Cambridge, has lots of info about how to deal with awkward feelings or situations.
- College Doctors
- A page giving contact details for Summertown Health Centre.
- Counselling Service
- The University Counselling Service is funded by the Colleges, but remains completely independent. There's information about insomnia, exam stress and healthy lifestyle on this website, as well as contact information if you want to get in touch.
- Free Chlamydia testing.
- Chlamydia testing from the local NHS screening service. Send away for a kit for free, post it back and get your results by text. If you require any more information, contact the welfare reps, treatment can easily be given by the college nurse.
- Nightline is an independent listening, support and information service, run for and by students. The service operates every night from 0th to 9th week, between 8pm and 8am
- OUSU Student Advice Service
- Another top quality OUSU site packed with information and contacts about all areas of welfare and suitable for both JCR Officers and 'non-commissioned' students.
- OUSU Welfare Page
- Here's a list of publications and pages from the umbrella OUSU Welfare service. Check it out for lots of information, advice and contacts for all sorts of Welfare issues.
- Near exams sleep can become disrupted and disturbed. This website contains a variety of sound advice to help you get to sleep, and other factors that may affect your nocturnal patterns.
- Student Health & Welfare website
- You can access information about health and welfare services, and there is a list of other sources of information and advice. .