Hello, this is OUCCC’s very own welfare page!

If anyone is experiencing any issues and requires help of any kind, feel free to contact us, any member of the club committee or our coach in complete confidence. In addition to this, specific information and guidance can be found below. All of the above and below are important parts of Welfare in sport so please get in contact if you want any help or advice about anything mentioned here.

Typical welfare events during term

Dates and details TBC, but this is a vague outline of what to expect in term-time:

WOMEN’S WELFARE: cake afternoons (usually on a rest day, this is a bring and share cake and tea in an incredibly wholesome afternoon. It’s always a nice chance to chat with new, often unexpected people!) 

MEN’S WELFARE: men’s lunches. This is something which has taken a hit from covid, but may well be something which returns next year with sufficient interest!

GENERAL WELFARE: Throughout term, we will be communicating with social secs Charlie and Catherine to make sure that the OUCCC socials are inclusive and fun for everyone. We will also be doing our best to be in attendance at the socials, should anyone need a chat. 

OUCCC Welfare Ressources

We are the first point of contact for reporting and discussing any welfare-related matters within OUCCC. Feel free to contact us (Facebook, email, …) to chat about any issues within the club or other.

Or if you prefer, here’s a form to report anything you might have felt uncomfortable about in the club.

Welfare Reporting Form


While we hope everything goes smoothly in the club, here’s a quick guide for what to do in case of various situations: 

OUCCC welfare guide


We further compiled a list of welfare points of contact of the university and elsewhere. If you want more information about anything or feel like you haven’t found what you were looking for, get in touch with one of us.

Here’s a summary:


Street Harassment and Sexual Violence Resources


Additional points of contact within the club

Feel free to message anyone on the committee, or the specific people below:

Club CaptainWomen’s Captain or our Coach (Matt Seddon)

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Resources provided by the University

  • Members of staff (such as Andrew Taylor) are currently qualified with Mental Health in Sport, and Mental First Aid training.
  • There are also two SportsFed Exec Welfare Officers and more information about SportsFed Welfare can be found here.
University Counselling Service
  • Phone number: 01865 270300
  • Email: counselling@admin.ox.ac.uk
  • Address: 3 Worcester Street, OX1 2BX
  • To request an appointment, you can contact the Counselling Service in person, by phone or email
 Peer Supporters/College Welfare Officers/College Welfare Deans
  • Every college has trained peer supporters and members of staff who are equipped to help you with welfare-related issues. 
 Peers of Colour
Rainbow Peers
  • A support scheme run by Peer Supporters to offer advice and guidance to any LGBTQ+ students across the University.
  • Email: rainbowpeers@admin.ox.ac.uk
Student Union Student Advice Service
  • A free and confidential service offering advice and information on topics such as money, academics, wellbeing and accommodation.
  • To request an appointment, you can contact Student Advice through a drop-in session (times are on the SU website below) or by confirming an appointment via email.
  • Website: https://www.oxfordsu.org/wellbeing/student-advice/
  • Email: advice@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk
  • This is a confidential listening service, not counselling, led by students for students
  • Phone number: 01865 270270
  • Open between 8pm and 8am, 0th-9th week
Harassment Advisory Network
Disability Advisory Service
Sexual Violence and Harassment Support Service
  • Free support and advice for any student who has been affected by sexual harassment and violence, whether at the university or elsewhere, based at the University Counselling Service.
  • Email: supportservice@admin.ox.ac.uk

External resources

  • Provides free 24-hour support on any issue
  • Phone number: 116 123
  • Email: jo@samaritans.org 
  • The Oxford Samaritans: 01865 722 122 (local call charges apply) – branch at 60 Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RB
Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre
  • Provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem
  • Phone number: 0300 123 3393 (open 9am-6pm Mon-Friday, except Bank holidays)
  • Email: info@mind.org.uk 
  • Further information & support: https://www.mind.org.uk

Facebook Group where you can report harassment/people following you to warn people (Comprehensive list of resources pinned to the top of the group)

Additional resources

General mental health
Mental health in sportspeople
Nutrition and disordered eating/eating disorders
Body image and body dysmorphia disorder
Stress and anxiety
Substance abuse
LGBT+ in sport
Sexual harassment and abuse