Oxford is a great place to realise your full academic and personal potential. But it can also be quite stressful adjusting to new surroundings, new people and a new lifestyle. It's not uncommon for students to develop mental health issues or have pre-existing conditions manifest themselves.

Use the links below to learn more about mental health, how it can affect you and who to turn to if you need advice or support.

University Services

Student Advice Service

The Student Advice Service is the only free, independent and confidential advice, information and advocacy service exclusively available to Oxford University Students. If you have concerns or want more information get in touch.


The VP Welfare and Equal Opportunities is available to speak with anyone wanting to campaign in college on issues connected to mental health.

OUSU Campaigns

If you would like to make a positive impact on the way mental health is perceived in the University and beyond, why not get involved in OUSU's 'Mind Your Head Campaign'? The Mind Your Head Campaign aims to increase awareness of mental health issues among students and to reduce the stigma and misconceptions surrounding mental illness. MYH work to empower students to look after their mental wellbeing, to encourage them to seek help when needed, and to look out for others in need of support.

National Campaigns

Local Resources

National Resources