Welfare Officer

Welfare Officer: Jamie Munday

The Welfare Officer co-heads the brilliant student-run Welfare Team within Castle alongside the Welfare (Head of Campaigns) Officer. College Welfare forms the immediate point of support for Castle students and is primarily a listening and signposting service for anyone who may need emotional, academic, housing or financial support. We are all readily accessible, contactable and discreet, and are here to support you throughout your time at Durham. In addition to speaking to us directly, we also run an Anonymous Messaging System (UCWelfare) for anyone who would prefer to contact us this way.

As well as offering welfare support for students, we also run some extremely fun activities and campaigns throughout the year to raise awareness of different causes – getting as many people in College involved as possible. These campaigns cover a whole spectrum of topics such as alcohol and mental health awareness, sexual health and events coordinated by specific members of the team such as a POC week, BSL workshops and mindfulness sessions to name just 3. We also provide free sexual and reproductive health supplies such as condoms, lubricant, dental dams, sanitary supplies, pregnancy tests, ear plugs and sleeping masks which can be discretely accessed. These are located in a box in Norman Gallery and are also distributed throughout the accommodation blocks termly and can be requested anonymously.

(More information can be found in the Standing Orders VI. 14, p.15-16)

Hi, my name is Jamie, and I will be your Welfare Officer this year alongside Campaigns Officer Cameron. I’m a 3rd year Physics student and I also love to get involved in various college sports and activities so feel free to ask me about college squash and hockey as well as the Toastie Bar.

I’m looking forward to improving Welfare’s events and activities this year as well as trying to get as many people involved as possible. Welfare is not just a service for those who need support but also a fantastic community to make friends and get involved in college!

You can contact me anytime via email at castle.welfareofficer@durham.ac.uk

My ‘on-duty’ hours are 9am-9pm, but you can always send me an email at castle.welfareofficer@durham.ac.uk or message the Anonymous Posting System (UCWelfare).