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.
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.
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.
Kinneret Milgrom (email@example.com) 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.
Juliet Bulman (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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
Tel: 01865 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