Oxford SU Policy on Student Mental Health

Who's making it happen


  1. To insert the below as Oxford SU Policy for the next 3 years, supplementary to the Welfare Vision (TT16; Updated and Renewed TT19).


Student Mental Health Policy

To mandate the sabbatical officers to lobby the collegiate university to:

  1. Become compliant and sign up to the University Mental Health Charter as soon as possible.
  2. Create a Common Framework for Mental Health that is adopted across colleges.
  3. Continue the expanded funding for the Counselling Service and plan for sustaining funding over the next 3-5 years.
  4. Set up a new joint University and College committee on Student Mental health and Wellbeing.
  5. Establish the role of PVC for Student Experience and Wellbeing.
  6. Complete and publish a review of student wellbeing, and consider the fundamental changes that could be made to the Oxford student experience to promote good mental health and wellbeing, for example examining academic workload and term lengths, considering the addition of reading weeks, and investigating the diversification of teaching and assessment.