Welfare

Hey Keble!

We're your welfare reps this year and our job is basically to make sure life at Keble is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible for students!

We have big plans for Welfare Teas and other events to ensure some fun (woo) to counteract the stresses of each term. We can provide free condoms, dental dams, lube, and pregnancy tests on request, and will also try to raise awareness of welfare issues (such as STIs, revision, stress, and mental health) - you'll hear more about events designed to help with these things throughout the year (keep an eye on the Keble Noticeboard FB page for these).

During Freshers' Week we will be holding various workshops, welfare drinks and drop-in sessions if you need to have a chat. We hope to meet as many of you as possible during the week and if you have any questions just come up and talk to us (we promise we're nice) or drop us a message either on our anonymous chat below or on Facebook.

Lotsa welfare love,
Ellie and Jan

ellie.gomes@keble.ox.ac.uk
janith.thilakawardana@keble.ox.ac.uk

Free Welfare Suplies

If you want us to pidge you condoms (we can provide Regular, Extra Thick, Ribbed & Dotted, XL, Trim, Fruit Flavoured, Latex Free), Dental Dams, Lube, or pregnancy tests. Just fill in the below form and we'll pidge your stuff in an anonymous envelope.

Alternatively if you'd rather remain fully anonymous just don't include your name on the form and instead use a code word - we'll put your labelled supplies in the welfare pidge so you can just grab your envelope from there.

You can also still sign up to the C-Card Scheme, which can get you free pregnancy tests, condoms and chlamydia tests amongst other things, from participating venues (including the Boots on Cornmarket). To sign-up to this scheme please e-mail either of us and we'll send you the C-Card form.

Please confirm the information above is correct before you submit the form.



Peer Support


To boot, our role as welfare officers is to be friendly faces with whom you can chat whenever! We have a fantastic group of Peer Supporters who are always free to talk and discuss any issues too. This year the peer supporters are Esther Platt, Alex Rowett, Niamh White, Sofia Karlsson and they will be holding drop-in sessions each week for anyone who wants a chat.

We have also just initiated an anonymous messaging system which you can find below - if you have any problems and don't want to come to us directly, just drop us a message and one of the peer supporters will respond, no need to give us any personal details!

Welfare Events


There are also a number of events which will run throughout the year:

  • Feel-good Friday Film Night (a weekly run cinema screening in the ARCO basement to kick start your weekend and food will be provided)
  • Random evenings when pizza will be available in the JCR (because why not?)
  • Random days when ice cream will be available in the JCR (mainly summer but there's never a bad time for ice cream)
  • Weekly emails informing you about various events around the university as well as reminders on the noticeboard
  • Weekly peer-support drop-in sessions

Medical Matters


The Keble college nurse is based at Somerville College, the clinic times are listed below:
(email lynn.cross@keble.ox.ac.uk)

  • Monday:
    • 10:00-12:30/13:00-14:30
  • Tuesday:
    • 10:00-12:30/13:00-14:30
  • Wednesday:
    • 13:00-14:30
  • Thursday:
    • 10:00-12:30/13:00-14:30
  • Friday:
    • 10:00-12:30/13:00-14:30

Use the number below to see the college doctor Dr Helen Steel (or any other GP at the Health Centre) 08:30-18:00 Monday-Friday.

Please call: 01865 429993
Jericho Health Centre,
New Radcliffe House,
Walton Street,
Oxford,
OX2 6NW,

For Medical advice out of hours and in emergencies Call NHS 111.

Appointments may be made to see the College Doctors at their surgery or in College - see the notice board and the website for details. The College Dentist is available at his surgery details of which will be advised at the beginning of term. In any emergency go to the Lodge Porter for help and advice.

OUSU


In addition to the college-based welfare we provide, a variety of services are available through OUSU (Oxford University Student Union).
  • Nightline - 01865 270270
    Student-run confidential service 8pm to 8am 0th to 9th weeks.
  • University Counselling Service - 01865 270300
    reception@counserv.ox.ac.uk
    This service is available throughout the year, including outside term-time from 9.15am to 5.15pm. Initial contact is by email and they will send you a questionnaire to complete.
  • Student Advice Service OUSU - 01865 288461
    welfare@ousu.org
    Thomas Hall House, New Inn Hall Street
    This is a confidential listening, information and advocacy service. They produce The Oxford Survival Guide with more advice and details of support available.