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 or the mental health team if you need them.

    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

    Shout »

    Anxious? Worried? Stressed?
    24/7 live chat text service. Shout volunteers aim to respond to every texter in under 5 minutes.

    Text Shout to 85258.

    Oxford Safe Haven »

    Safe space and support for those in a mental health crisis.
    Phone support Mon-Fri 12-9pm, Sat-Sun 5pm-9pm. In-person support daily 6pm-9pm, referrals open from 5pm. You must call before attending.

    Tel: 01865 903037

    Email: oxonsafehaven@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

    Covid-19 details (scroll down to 'Safe Haven')

    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.

    Open Monday to Sunday 9.00am - midnight

    Tel: 0800 0684141
    Text: 07860 039967
    Email:  pat@papyrus-uk.org


    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.

    Oxford Nightline »

    Listening, support and information service run by students for students in Oxford, during Oxford University term times. Check the website for opening times.

    Tel: 01865 270 270