Welfare at Lincoln

Lincoln’s close-knit and supportive community wouldn’t be quite what it is without its fantastic Welfare network. Led by our Chaplain Andy Shamel, the Welfare team are who to go to whenever you encounter any difficulties that are too great to handle yourself, offering a safe, supportive environment to unload whatever is on your mind, while also ensuring you are directed to the right resources to seek help.

Peer Support

The JCR’s Welfare Officers, Georgi and Hazel, are your first port of call for any issues relating to your well-being. They receive peer support training throughout Michaelmas term, meaning they can listen receptively and identify the best person to refer you to if your situation would benefit from it. A Welfare chat is what you make of it; it can be over a cup of tea, a walk around the city, or while doing something mindful like doodling, or playing with the new JCR LEGO. You can get in touch via the contact form just below, or get hold of them directly by email.

Welfare Events

In addition to their peer support roles, Georgi and Hazel run different Welfare activities, the most regular being Welfare teas. These take place every Saturday afternoon in the JCR, which they fill with snacks, drinks, music, chat, and mindfulness activities. 

Sexual Health Supplies

The Welfare team stocks free condoms, lube, and pregnancy tests in the laundry rooms around college accommodation. If you notice that any particular room is running low, use this Anonymous Form to let the reps know.

JCR Financial Support Fund

It’s also the Welfare reps’ job to manage the JCR’s Financial Support Fund, assessing applications for financial assistance of up to £100. Applications are completely anonymous up until they’ve been approved. We just need to know your reason for the request and how much you would need. 

For assistance requiring larger amounts of money, see this page on the College’s website for more available financial help.

Contact Information

Senior Welfare Team

Andy (College Chaplain): andrew.shamel@lincoln.ox.ac.uk

Lisa (Student Support Advisor):

Junior Deans

College Nurse

Kinneret Milgrom (nurse@lincoln.ox.ac.uk) is available 12:15-2:45 Tuesday-Friday in Chapel Quad for support with issues of personal health and welfare. You can drop in or book ahead by emailing.

College Counsellor

Juliet Bulman (counsellor@lincoln.ox.ac.uk) is available from 10am-6pm on Tuesdays (weeks 0-9) for one-on-one counselling sessions. To book a session, email her directly. Drop-in sessions are not available.

The Counsellor is happy to help with any problem, large or small, study related or not: people come to her with a range of family, personal and academic difficulties, from ordinary life issues and challenges, to significant mental health concerns. She warmly welcomes students of all backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities, sexualities and genders, and will always strive to help you feel safe and comfortable talking to her. Counselling sessions last 50 minutes, and sessions are held in person in the Wesley Room. Most students have between 1 and 4 sessions. We want to get to the heart of the problem as quickly as we can, so that you can get back to feeling and functioning better. If what you need goes beyond what we can offer we will help you think about how best to access what you need. Counselling is confidential: no-one, including College or your tutor will know that you have used our service unless you tell them. (The only exception, as always, being if we believe you are imminently at risk of haring yourself or someone else).

Welfare Contact Form

Our Welfare Officers Georgi & Hazel are always around for a chat, along with all of our peer-support trained JCR members. Please feel free to use this contact form if you do not wish to contact them directly. This form gets sent to them only.

    Other Useful Contacts

    University Counselling Service      

    Tel01865 270300                                                                         

    Address: 3 Worcester Street, OX1 2BX                                              


    Nightline          Tel: 01865 270 270, 8am-8pm 

    Samaritans      Tel: 116123, Address: 60 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RB 

    College GP       Tel: 01865 242657, Address: King Edward Street Medical Practice, 9 King Edward Street, Oxford, OX1 4JA