Welfare is a confidential, non-judgemental, listening and sign-posting service, run by and for Van Mildert students. We have a unique two part structure which, we believe, allows us to provide the best peer support in Durham.

Team Welfare the people to call if you need information, sexual health supplies, or just fancy a chat. They have been specially trained to answer The Welfare Mobile, which is on every day during term time. Alternatively, you can send us an email, or come to a weekly drop in. So, if you're not sure what to do, get in touch. If we can't help you, we're bound to know someone who can. 

The other half of this marriage made in Welfare heaven is Welfare Committee. These are the people committed to running the best Awareness Campaigns in awareness campaigns history. Expect to come away from our events with free sweets, condoms, pens, badges, bags, vitamins and leaflets, as well as an improved knowledge about the issues facing Durham students today. In the past, there have been campaigns about Alcohol Awareness, Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (including the infamous SHAG Bop), Mental Health and Wealth, and much much more.


Call us, maybe?: 07964 591656                 

New fangled snail mail: welfare@mildert.co.uk

Order lots of lovely Welfare supplies here

Claire JCR Welfare Officer - Claire Dalling

(aka Welfairy no. 1)

Hi everyone! I'm Claire, your JCR Welfare Officer. It's my job to help make your time in Durham run as smoothly as possible. I oversee Team Welfare and Welfare Committee, making sure that we provide you with the best peer support service in Durham. I run a weekly drop in for you to collect supplies, pick my brains for Welfare information, or just help me eat lots of biscuits! When I'm not 'busy' studying for the final year of my English degree, I can usually be found rushing around College, but I'm never too busy to stop for a blether (sorry, chat). 


Cat Assistant Welfare Officer - Cat Linney

(aka Welfairy no. 2)

As well as being Claire's right hand woman, Cat is a member of Team Welfare and Welfare Committee, and College Condom Queen! With loads of Welfare experience, an unflappable nature and the ability to chat to anyone, Cat was so good as Assistant WO last year that we couldn't dream of replacing her.

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