Guidance on sources of support for students

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Guidance on sources of support.

Your wellbeing is key to allowing you to make the most of your time at Cambridge personally and academically. Whether your wellbeing is impacted by a disability, physical or mental health issues, concerns or problems that are personal or related to your study, or by the loss of a loved one or a break down of a relationship, there is a range of support available to you within your College, the University, the city of Cambridge and beyond. Here are some of the key sources of support for students at Cambridge:

 

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

The University Counselling Service provides one-at-a-time therapy sessions aiming to reduce waiting times and support most students in one session. More sessions can be provided at the student's request. You can also access group workshops and self-help resources.

 

MENTAL HEALTH ADVICE SERVICE

The Mental Health Advice Service supports students with mental health issues that have a significant impact on their everyday lives or academic work. This service can only be accessed by referral from a College or University supporting staff member.

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE ADVICE SERVICE

Harassment and Violence Support Service provides practical and emotional support to students who have experienced sexual assault, violence or rape recently or in the past and those who have been impacted by racial harassment, discrimination, or violence.

 

NHS 111 OPTION 2

Call NHS 111 Option 2 if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

 

ACCESSIBILITY AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE

The Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) provides advice, information and support to all disabled students and students who have access requirements. The ADRC supports individuals with any disability, medical matter or injury.

 

MEDICAL ADVICE

If you are new to Cambridge, register with a General Practitioner (GP) for any medical treatments you might need. Call NHS 111 for out-of-hours support or 999 for emergencies.

 

COLLEGE-BASED SUPPORT SERVICES

In your College, you could access support from your Tutor, The Head of Wellbeing or the Wellbeing Advisor, the College Nurse or the Chaplain.

 

STUDENT ADVICE SERVICE

If you are unsure where to start and want independent, impartial and confidential advice, contact the Student Advice Service. Our Advisors can help you consider the impact these difficulties are having on your time at Cambridge and what options may exist going forward.

 

For information on all these options visit www.studentsupport.cam.ac.uk/.

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