Emergency? Need help now?

  • Is there an emergency?

    If someone is in danger or a crime is being committed, phone 999 to contact police, ambulance or fire services.

    If you are on or around campus and need immediate assistance, please contact Brookes Security Services on 01865 483060.

    If emergency services have been called to Brookes premises, contact Security Services on 01865 483060 and explain your location so that they can direct the emergency crew when they arrive.

  • 24 hour support

    Non-emergency health advice

    Tel: 111 - they will contact a duty doctor if you need one.

    Non-emergency police enquiries

    Tel: 101

    Samaritans »

    Someone to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    Tel: 116 123 (Freephone)

    Email: jo@samaritans.org

    Oxford Safe Haven »

    Safe space and support for those in a mental health crisis.

    Tel: 01865 903037 / 07710 092849

    Email: oxonsafehaven@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

    Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) »

    SARCs provide dedicated support to victims of rape or sexual assault, including providing a confidential space for interviews, examinations and collecting evidence. Some may also offer counselling services.

    See our sexual assault and rape page for contact details.

    CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) »

    Free and confidential helpline for anyone who needs to talk through life's problems. 

    Open 5.00pm - 12.00 midnight.

    Tel: 0800 585858

    Papyrus »

    Confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide.


    • Monday to Friday 9.00am - 10.00pm 
    • Saturday and Sunday 2.00pm - 10.00pm 
    • Bank holidays 2.00pm - 10.00pm

    Tel: 0800 0684141

    Shout »

    Anxious? Worried? Stressed?

    24/7 text service. Shout aim to respond to every texter in under 5 minutes.

    Text Shout to 85258.

    Oxford Nightline »

    Listening, support and information service run by students for students in Oxford. Closed until 19 January. Check the website for opening times.

    Tel: 01865 270 270 

  • Other external sources of support

  • If you are not registered with a doctor, you can register with the Brookes Medical Centre.

    Tel: 01865 483193

    Oxford Nightline is an independent listening, support and information service run by students for students. You can phone the Oxford branch or visit them at 16 Wellington Square. They operate 8.00pm to 8.00am during Oxford University term times and a week either side – see the website for dates. You can ring about problems, or just to talk. They can provide local information such as night bus times and contact details for clinics.

    Tel: 01865 270270

    Also see: National Nightline

    The Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH) is a registered charity that provides faith and culturally sensitive support services to Muslim youth in the UK. They provide a free and confidential Helpline service run by young Muslim volunteers.

    Student Minds offer peer-to-peer help, that is support for students from students. In particular, Student Minds runs support groups for those with eating disorders and low mood. Groups run by Student Minds are held Oxford Brookes University. To see the programme click here Student Minds Programme or email positivebrookes@studentminds.org.uk