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Mental Health

As an employer we recognise that, in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination. We are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues are able to talk about mental health. We are also committed to ensuring that our employees feel safe in disclosing any mental health conditions and confident that they will be properly supported and offered reasonable adjustments when required. The University of Oxford signed Mindful Employer’s Charter, for employers who are positive about mental health, in February 2018.

The University has a wide range of resources to help individuals manage Mental Health problems, as well as resources for managers and teams to help support each other.

The University of Oxford Counselling Service helps students gain understanding and insight into any difficulties they may be experiencing, to develop emotional resilience and put into effect real change, enabling them to fulfil your academic and personal potential.

The University of Oxford Occupational Health Service has many resources available online regarding mental wellbeing and Personnel Services has information about the prevention and management of work-related stress.

Mindful Employer presents the University of Oxford’s commitment to support the mental wellbeing of staff.

All University Staff and students can now access Togetherall, previously known as Big White Wall, is an online peer-to-peer support community. The service is free and support is available 24/7 from anywhere via a web browser.  It offers online discussions moderated by mental health professionals, as well as self-learning courses and resources.

Wellbeing at Oxford is a new campaign that highlights the University’s institutional focus on student mental health and wellbeing. It provides information about the new Student Wellbeing and Mental Health strategy, which has just been published, and provides easy access to information for students looking for wellbeing support.