Each HE/FE institution has a free student counselling service. Counsellors generally deal with a wide range of issues and will see a number of people who are quite anxious or depressed.
The Disabled Students' Adviser / Disability Officer can offer support to students who have an ongoing mental health problem. Their role is not to offer therapy or counselling, but more of a problem-solving one.
Student Union Advice Centres can offer confidential and free advice on a wide range of issues which are stressful for students e.g. debt, housing and academic problems.
Nightline is a completely independent listening, support and information service run for and by students. It aims to provide every student in Oxford with the opportunity to talk to someone in confidence.
College Doctors can be seen at Oxford University. Brookes has a comprehensive Medical Centre. They can be seen for physical or mental health concerns.
Although many of the college nurses are not formally trained in mental health they all have experience of dealing with students in distress
Student Support Co-ordinators operate at Oxford Brookes University. They provide academic and pastoral student support services for all students across various faculties.
Peer Supporters/Mentors have been trained in the use of listening skills and have information on sources of advice and support.
Chaplains and other faith-based workers are concerned with the pastoral care of students within their University or college and can offer a listening ear and advice on other sources of support.
Residential staff are not trained counsellors or mental health experts but they are normally experienced in supporting students through the normal up and downs of student life.
Tutors have a pastoral role as well as an academic one and it can be helpful to talk through your concerns with a tutor.
Family members and friends can be a valuable source of support. They know the student well and can offer reassurance and understanding.
The Oxford Brookes Counselling Service has publications available to borrow on issues such as anxiety, bereavement, depression and many other issues.
Private counsellors and psychotherapists in and around Oxford see a number of students. Unlike the University and College Counselling Services, the student has to pay for sessions.
Oxford 'Student Minds' Eating Disorder Group, meets weekly through out term to support students with eating disorders.
A range of local voluntary organisations can provide support and advice. There are also a number of self help groups.
TalkingSpace for people struggling with anxiety and depression and Cotswold House for people with eating disorders.