St. John's Common Room

Welfare at John's

Hello and welcome to the Welfare Pages! The Welfare team in John’s exists to try and make your time as a Johnian as happy, healthy and smooth running as possible. Hopefully these pages will assist you in finding out about the huge number of support services that are provided throughout the University and within College.

If you would like more information on anything, feel free to email the Welfare Officer (Karl Wilkinson) at johns.welfare@durham.ac.uk.

As a team, we support you by doing the following things:

  • Supplies - Welfare provides free supplies such as condoms, pregnancy tests and rape alarms. Condoms can always be collected from the Welfare Room door.
  • Drop-in Sessions - Drop-in sessions are held every evening (7-8pm) in the Welfare Room by members of the Student Support Team. During this time you can collect supplies and come and chat to us about anything you want. Whether it be to talk about something that's bothering you or just have a chat so you can put off that summative you don't want to do, we're here to provide you with a confidential, non-jusgemental listening space.
  • Signposting - Both college and the univeristy provide students with amazing support systems to help with the difficulties you may face during your time at university. The Welfare team can point you in the direction of where you need to go, whether it be for academic, financial, or personal support.
  • Campaigns - The Welfare Events Team organise our wonderful Welfare events to raise awarness and promote the main university awareness weeks. Up-to-date Welfare Events information can be found here.

To keep up to date with all the latest Welfare news, add us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/johns.welfare) or follow us on Twitter (@StJohnsWelfare)