The University Counselling Service has put together a helpful document with what mental health support is available to students during the winter break. Here you can access and download the document. The Student Advice Service wishes you happy holidays and we look forward to your return in the new year!
Your wellbeing is key to allowing you 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 up of a relationship, there is a range of support available to you within your College, the University, the city of Cambridge and beyond. The University’s Student Wellbeing page is a resourceful place where students can access such support.
If you are experiencing mental health issues or feeling troubled or confused, there are various sources of support that exist to help you. Within the University and your College, these include your College nurse, the University Counselling Service, and the Disability Resource Centre. Your Tutor and the Student Advice Service can help you consider the impact these difficulties are having on your time at Cambridge and what options may exist going forward. Those who have experienced harassment and/or sexual assault may also wish to consult the University’s Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor.
More broadly, your GP can offer crucial advice and support, and there are numerous listening services, groups, and self-help resources that exist in Cambridge and beyond. For students who are experiencing a mental health crisis and need access to a mental health team, they can contact the First Response Service by dialling 111 option 2 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
More information on all the services listed and many more can be found on the University’s Student Wellbeing pages.
If you are experiencing physical health issues, the most obvious sources of support are your College nurse and GP. The Disability Resource Centre can also offer support if your condition is likely to last a long time. It’s also good to keep your Tutor up to date when you are or have been unwell. Your Tutor and the Student Advice Service can help you consider the impact of your illness on your time at Cambridge and what options may exist going forward.
More information on the services listed as well as well as the NHS and Healthcare can be found on the University’s Student Wellbeing pages.
If you are experiencing general wellbeing concerns such as issues with alcohol or drugs, bereavement, unplanned pregnancy, crime, problems with sleep or smoking, you can find information on these particular issues and many more on the University’s Student Wellbeing pages.