Your Women's Welfare Reps for 2013 are Lucy and Emma:
Join the Facebook group for updates, events and useful info.
As your Women's Welfare reps, we're reppin' YOU. As women. Girl power. Yes to the sisterhood. Or something. We're there for all areas of your life when you might want a bit of support, and for all those times when you want a bit of a chat and a bit of advice.
We can provide:
- Chlamydia tests
- Rape alarms
- Reimbursement of the morning-after pill (although the Nurse can prescribe you this for free)
- Reimbursement of Pregnancy tests
- 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 (see Links and Information)
Just drop us an email or come speak to us and we can pidge you anything you need with extreme discretion and speed. However, if you don't want any of the above and just want a chat, feel free to come and see us (rooms 14/2 and 17/5 respectively - just pop by!). We’re all about being confidential, open-minded, and using discretion, and both of us are currently being peer-support trained.
We're always up for suggestions on how to improve the Welfare service, and also suggestions for our Mid-Term Welfares. Watch this space for some extra-exciting new events this year; make sure you keep looking at Facebook/Welfare events page for more details, as it's gonna be funnnnnn...
Lots and lots of girl-power-sisterhood-womanly Welfare-related love,
Lucy and Emma xx
C&SH - Contraception & Sexual Health Service
The Alec Turnbull Clinic (C&SH) is located between Towns Road, Cowley, and close to the Temple Cowley Shopping Centre.
Its clinic phone number is: 01865 456666 (the clinic also offers telephone advice).
It provides pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, contraception fitting (coil, implant etc), smear tests and sexual advice.
Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday 9:30am-7pm; Thursday & Friday 9:30am-4pm; Saturday 10:30am-1:30pm
Getting there: the bus routes which serve the area are 1, 5, 5A, 5B, 10, 16
See Sexual Health Oxfordshire for more details
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.
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.
- British Pregnancy Advisory Service
- This is a non-directive, non-profit organisation. Services include pregnancy testing (bear in mind that your welfare reps can also arrange to discreetly deliver free pregnancy tests to you if you contact us), counselling on pregnancy, arranging abortions and advice on contraception. Fees are charged for all services, but assistance is available for people in genuine financial difficulties.
- Brook Advisory Service
- BAS is a national group offering advice and information about safer sex, pregnancy and STIs.
- Depression Alliance
- Depression Alliance offers services and resources for people who are affected by depression. Depression Alliance does NOT however offer a helpline service or listening service.
- Eating Disorders - SRSH
- SRSH - Student Run Self Help - is an organisation support for eating disorders; self help groups run by students for students - encouraging university based peer-to-peer support.
- Eating Disorders Association
- General information on eating disorders.
- JCR Welfare Handbook
- You can also refer to the JCR Welfare Handbook [PDF].
- NHS Direct
- NHS Direct is a 24 hour helpline and website that can help to diagnose and advise on illnesses and action.
- 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. You can call externally on 01865 270270 or internally on 70270, or pop down to the office at 16 Wellington Square to talk over coffee and biscuits for as long as you like.
- OUSU Welfare Page
- You can access information about health and welfare services, and there is a list of other sources of information and advice.
- Oxbridge Life
- A networking site which can put you in touch with other people with the same interests etc as you. Essential for when Trinity gets a bit claustrophobic...
- Oxford Student Mental Health Network
- Provides information on a range of services in Oxfordshire.
- Oxford University 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.
- Concerned with the welfare of those using drugs (illegal and prescribed); free and confidential information, advice and counselling including advice on criminal legal emergencies to anyone who calls (020 7729 9904).
- The Samaritans provide a confidential listening service on the phone (01865 722122 is the Oxford Branch) and also via email, 24 hours a day.
- 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.
- St. Bartholomew's Medical Centre
- St. Bartholomew's Medical Centre (Manzil Way, Cowley Road) has three female GPs, counselling and a special interest in eating disorders. You can also ring them on 01865 242334
- Women's Health Line
- Provides information about women's health. .