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Wellbeing and Welfare

A supportive and affirming environment

Mansfield prides itself on being a warm and supportive College offering a wide range of wellbeing activities and welfare support to Mansfield students. There are many places you can turn to for advice and support – from our subject tutors and Senior tutor to our Common Room reps and dedicated Welfare Team. It’s important to us that our community is inclusive, diverse, and well supported.

 

Mansfield’s Welfare Team

The Welfare Team includes the Head of Welfare and Wellbeing, the College Chaplain and the Junior Deans. We’re all here provide a space to listen and talk through concerns, to offer advice on some practical matters, and to signpost to other sources of help.

Our Junior Deans are postgraduate students who live in College accommodation and help everyone to enjoy their time at Mansfield as fully as possible – making sure the community gets along well, respects each other, and abides by the college rules. They’re also trained in listening support and can help you navigate welfare resources, resolve noise complaints, provide first aid, and respond to emergencies on their site during duty hours.

The College also has designated academic and other senior College staff to lead on and support students with any concerns related to issues including disability, racial inclusion and harassment.

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Sarah Beattie

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Head of Wellbeing and Welfare

Sarah Beattie
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Nathan Mulcock

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Chaplain

Nathan Mulcock
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Helen Brooks

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Registrar and Director of Admissions

Helen Brooks
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Professor Derek McCormack

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Tony Lemon Fellow; Professorial Fellow in Geography and Harassment Officer

Professor Derek McCormack
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Dr Katherine Morris

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Supernumerary Fellow in Philosophy and Harassment Officer

Dr Katherine Morris
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Professor Andrew Higgins

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Tutorial Fellow in Law; Tutor for Disabilities

Professor Andrew Higgins
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Professor Ros Ballaster

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Vice-Principal; Professorial Fellow in English; LGBTQ Tutor

Professor Ros Ballaster
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Helen Mountfield KC

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Principal and Tutor for racial inclusion

Helen Mountfield KC
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Rachel O'Nunain

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Stipendiary Lecturer in English and Academic Support Tutor

Rachel O’Nunain

Our wellbeing is intricately woven into various facets of our lives. By stepping into college life, the perspective on our own lives can undergo a transformative shift, influenced by both past and present experiences. In my capacity as a registered social worker with over two decades of expertise in addressing social needs, I am dedicated to fostering an environment at Mansfield that enables you to flourish both as a student and as an individual.
Students can schedule a meeting via the Student Hub or they can drop by the Welfare room at 6 Mansfield Road.

Sarah Beattie (she/her), Head of Wellbeing and Welfare

Welfare events

As well as supporting individual students, the Chaplain, the JCR, the MCR, and the Junior Deans work together to organise welfare events. During the termly welfare week, these have included making water-balloons as part of a stress-bucket challenge and making rainbow origami peace cranes to decorate the Chapel for the LGBTQ+ History Month service.

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The Junior Common Room (JCR)

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The JCR has a Vice President (Welfare) who takes care of undergraduate student welfare – plus officers to support women, LGBTQIA+ people, ethnic diversity, religion and faith, disabilities, and mental health.

The Middle Common Room (MCR)

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The Middle Common Room (MCR) bench supports postgraduate student wellbeing and enjoyment, and includes student reps to support equality, ethnic diversity, and gender.

Support and wellbeing services

In addition to the services provided in College, there are also University-wide support services such as the University Counselling Service and student-run Nightline drop-in centre, and St Clements Surgery – the medical practice the College is associated with.

Academic support

Disability support

Harassment support

Peer support

Equal opportunities policies

University advice and support

Student welfare policies