About Wellbeing

  • Wellbeing services are available to all students enrolled with Oxford Brookes. The Multifaith Chaplaincy is also open to University staff and visitors. We are always happy to respond to enquiries from students, staff, prospective students and third parties, and to help if we can.

    About Wellbeing

    What we do

    • Listen and take you seriously

    • Help you make your own decisions, and where appropriate give you information and advice to assist you

    • Respond as quickly as we can, particularly if your situation is urgent

    • Liaise with others in the University or beyond if you give us permission

    • Offer brief, focused contact to help you work with your own resources

    • Provide information (eg self-help resources) in person and online

    What we don't do

    • Judge you

    • Tell you what to do and what not to do (although we may help you think about the consequences of your decisions)

    • Talk to anyone without your permission (unless you or someone else is at serious risk of harm)

    • Represent you as an advocate

    Your part in the process

    To help us respond to your needs quickly and efficiently, please:

    • provide all the information requested when you register with us

    • let us know if any of your details change

    • reply to emails as quickly as possible (remember, we use your Brookes email account)

    • come to appointments on time

    • let us know as soon as you can if you are unable to attend

    • give us feedback about our services so that we can improve them.

    Confidentiality

    Our services are confidential. This means that information about you will not be shared without your permission, unless you or someone else is at risk of serious harm.  Please read our Wellbeing Confidentiality and Information Sharing Policy.

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    Wellbeing embraces Oxford Brookes University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement. We are committed to equality of access and treatment regardless of race, religion, sex, disability, marital status, social class, age or sexual preference. Forms of unlawful direct and indirect discrimination, unequal treatment or unethical behaviour will be challenged.

    We aim to be accessible to all students, staff and visitors. Please ask us if you require any help to make best use of our services.

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser for students »

    Feedback, suggestions, complaints

    Your feedback helps us to make improvements to our services. Please fill in an evaluation form if you receive one. We value informal feedback and suggestions. Individual comments remain confidential, but we do share anonymised feedback in our annual reports and publicity.

    If you are unhappy with any aspect of our services and wish to raise a concern, please tell a member of staff or contact the Head of Wellbeing. We aim to respond to concerns quickly, and where possible to resolve them at an informal level. If you are a current student and wish to make a formal complaint, you can do this via the Student Complaint Procedure.