Gill’s role is to coordinate and offer welfare support for students. She has worked with students with mental health problems and disabilities for over 14 years. She has a mental health professional training. Please drop her an email if you have any concerns, whether academic, personal, social or emotional and you would like to arrange a confidential appointment.
She can direct you towards support both within the university (e.g. counselling, the Disability Advisory Service, and coordinating your disability support within college) and externally, such as NHS, Adult Mental Health Team and the voluntary sector. Asking for a bit of support before things become more difficult and to prevent a crisis is really important. If you are concerned about another student, please let a member of the Welfare Team know.
The other side of Gill’s role is to promote good wellbeing for students in college. We know that starting university can be stressful so we have workshops and activities around managing your wellbeing throughout the academic year. Gill has an MA in Philosophy and Social Theory (Warwick University) and is interested in the philosophy of wellbeing. She uses academic ideas in her workshops combined with an interest in using drama, improvisation and story-telling. If you have ideas for events or workshops around wellbeing or would like to get involved, please drop her an email.
Her room is NB 1.2 – please drop her an email for an individual appointment and see below for regular drop-in times. Join us for the ‘Green Hour’ every Tuesday during term from 12pm-1pm, a way of exploring Oxford’s green spaces and meeting new friends.