Oxford terms, though relatively short, can be very intense, and student life, including living away from home, sometimes brings new stresses.
Oxford University, including LMH, has some of the most comprehensive and varied systems of welfare and pastoral support of any university in the UK or beyond. These include College medical surgeries, Personal Tutors, a panel of Advisory Tutors, Chaplain, and peer supporters.
In emergency contact the Porters’ Lodge (Telephone: 274300) for help. It is open on a 24 hour basis and the Porters will if necessary call a doctor or ambulance. If you have called an ambulance yourself, please let them know straight away so they are ready to receive it. They are also pleased to see you at any time if you need someone to chat to.
The University Counselling Service offers support for all students. We have a dedicated Counselling Advisor. Please say you are from LMH if you contact the Service.
We promote a culture in which ‘it is always all right to ask for help’. Both the JCR and MCR have elected Student Welfare Officers. Each year several students undergo intense training in effective listening skills to become peer supporters. You can come and talk to any of them if you have any issues or concerns. There is also a Nightline Service in the University run by students.
The Rev'd Dr Allan Doig, the Chaplain, coordinates welfare provision at LMH, including the Peer Support scheme. He is available to all members of College regardless of their religious beliefs.
The College nurse is available every weekday morning in term to deal with health related issues or to consult on any other matter.
The College doctors from Banbury Road Medical Centre visit two mornings a week. Students can, of course, make an appointment to see a doctor at another time.