University Counselling Service
- Website – For further information, self-help resources and to book appointments. In addition, the University Counselling Service also runs a broad range of workshops and groups which can be further explored: http://www.counselling.cam.ac.uk
In their own words: “Many personal decisions are made and problems solved through discussions with friends or family, a College Tutor or Director of Studies, a Nurse, Chaplain, colleague, line manager or a GP. However, at times it is right to seek help away from one’s familiar daily environment. The University Counselling Service exists to meet such a need”.
Student Advice Service
- Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Advice Drop-in Sessions: Tuesday & Thursday, 12pm-2pm.
- To book an appointment or generally get in touch: email@example.com or 01223 746 999
- Website: http://www.studentadvice.cam.ac.uk
In their own words: “The Student Advice Service offers free, confidential and independent support to all Cambridge University students. If you feel you have been discriminated against, treated unfairly or would like to discuss something that is bothering you, contact us, whether it's the first time you have a question or as a last resort.”
Disability Resource Centre
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 01223 332 301
- Website: http://www.disability.admin.cam.ac.uk
A very significant proportion of Cambridge students are eligible for support from the Disability Resource Centre. This resource is very highly rated by those who have used it, often praised for how comprehensive and effective its services are.
In their own words: “The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) provides a confidential and accessible service for disabled students and those staff supporting them.”
Links to Further Support in Cambridge
- Email: email@example.com. Telephone: 01223 313 551
- Website: http://cambridgerapecrisis.org.uk
In their own words: “Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre offers support to women and girls who have experienced rape, childhood sexual abuse or any other form of sexual violence. We listen and believe. We are run by women, for women. We are confidential and non-judgemental. You are not alone.”
- Telephone: 01223 744 444 (open from 7pm-7am every day of CU full term), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instant Messaging service (open from 7pm-midnight every night of CU full term) Accessible from http://cambridge.nightline.ac.uk
In their own words: “Nightline is the night-time listening support and information service for Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Universities, run by students for students. . . . You can call us to talk about anything. We are anonymous and confidential, everything you say is between you and Nightline.”
- Email: email@example.com. Telephone: 116 123 (Available 24/7)
- Website: www.samaritans.org
- Local branch address: 4 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW (Branch telephone: 01223 364455)
In their own words: “Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.”
- Telephone: 0300 123 6600
- Website (with live chat facilities): www.talktofrank.com
Friendly, confidential drug-related information and advice.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 020 7766 9900.
- Website: www.drinkaware.co.uk
In their own words: “Drinkaware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. We're here to help people make better choices about drinking.”
- Email: email@example.com. Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm, Monday to Friday)
- Website: www.mind.org.uk/
The UK’s mental health charity. Offers easily accessible support and information to promote and encourage good mental health within the UK.
In their own words: “We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.”