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Cambridge Students' Union
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Students’ Unions’ Advice Service

Information, support & representation on any issue,

from personal or academic issues to intermission and disciplinary issues.

Tel.: 01223 746999 (9am-5pm, weekdays, all year round)


Location: The GU/CUSU, 17 Mill Lane, CB2 1RX


University Services

University Counselling Service
Individual counselling, group counselling (on specific topics, e.g. Perfectionism vs. Healthy  Striving, Managing the Relationship with Your Supervisor), self-help (see leaflets)  
Tel.: 01223 332865
Location: 2 & 3 Benet Place, Lensfield Road
Online form (prior to making an appointment):
Disability Resource Centre  
Help and advice with managing disabilities (whether self-define as disabled or not); screenings for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs), ADHD and Autism; obtaining Student Support Documents  
Tel.: 01223 332301
Location: Keynes House, Trumpington Street
International Students Team
Help with visas, immigration support, intermission for international students
Language Centre
Learning a new language / improving one’s language ability (incl in English), support in using English in an academic context, students researching abroad, conversation exchanges, CV and cover letters for international students   

Accommodation Service
Private accommodation and university-owned accommodation, uniting students looking for flat-mates, general advice about living in Cambridge for newcomers and visiting scholars, school places and accommodation for students with families, deposit disputes

Childcare Office  
Student parents; finding nurseries and schools; support in college
Tel. 01223 332249

Student Registry/Board of Graduate Studies
Academic-related graduate concerns
Cambridge Students
Welfare and wellbeing, academic resources, course information, Cambridge living        

Careers’ Service
Student Complaints
Student Registry
Applications Committee  
Code of Practice for Graduate Students
Helping you find suitable working spaces  

Universiy Service

Medical Services

Huntingdon Road Surgery
The General Practice that students living on site will belong to.
Tel. 01223 364127
Location: Huntingdon Road Surgery, 1 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0DB 

General help


Urgent Care Cambridge
(out of hours GP) 111


NHS Self-help advice

NHS ‘Student Health’

Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Closest hospital from the College

Tel. 01223 245151
Location: Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 0QQ

University Dental Practice


Police and Legal Help

Parkside Police
Location: Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1JG
Call 999 if there is an emergency (an immediate threat to life or immediate risk of harm/damage) Call 101 in non-emergencies
Legal Advice
Citizen’s Advice Bureau Use for understanding the law and how to interpret it, with regards claiming benefits, cycle regulations, discrimination
Tel. 0344 848 7979 (Mon-Fri, 2-4pm)
Location: 66 Devonshire Road, Cambridge CB1 2BL (drop in, Mon-Fri, 9.15am – 12.45pm)
Rights of Women
Legal support for women
Human Rights and Equality Commission
Tel. 0808 800 0082


Listening and Mental Health Services

Student-run listening line; available every day during term time 7pm-7am
Tel. 01223 744444  
Skype: Cambridge.Nightline
Instant message:      
The Samaritans  
Emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts
Tel. (nationwide) 116 123 (24 hours)
Tel. (Cambridge branch): 01223 364455  

Website: (
Location: 4 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB1 1JW     

A confidential helpline for young people under the age of 35 and their friends and family. The helpline is staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information.
Tel. 0800 068 41 41 (10am-10pm, Mon-Fri; 2-10pm, weekends)
Text: 07786209697

National information and advice  
Tel. (Cambridge branch): 01223 311320
Location (Cambridge Branch): Barrere House, 100 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1ER
Mind Infoline
Provides information on a range of topics including: understanding different mental health difficulties, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments, and advocacy.
Tel. 0300 123 3393 (9am - 6pm, Mon-Fri, except bank holidays)
Text: 86463
Mind Legal Line
Provides legal information and general advice on mental health related law
Tel. 0300 466 6463 (11am-2pm, Mon-Fri)
Mind Blue Light
InfoLine For emergency service staff, volunteers and families
Tel. 0300 303 5999 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)
Mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health difficulties, including family, friends and carers.  
Tel. 0300 304 7000 (6pm - 11pm, everyday)
CALM Helpline
For confidential and anonymous support, information and signposting for men.
Tel. 0800 58 58 58 (5pm - midnight, every day)
Get Connected
Confidential helpline for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn.  
Tel. 0808 808 4994 (11am - 11pm, every day)
Center 33
Counselling and other support.
Note: Often ask if have tried the UCS first

Tel. 01223 316 488
Location: 33 Clarendon St, Cambridge, CB1 1JX
Rethink (Mental Illness)
Support for managing mental illness
Tel. 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am - 4pm, not including bank holidays)


Psychosis Support


Eating Disorders Support

National eating-disorders charity
Tel. 0345 634 1414 (Mon-Fri, 10.30am-8.30pm; Sat, 1-4pm)
Online support groups:


Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Eating Disorder

Drugs and Alcohol

National confidential drugs advice
Live-chat: (2-6pm)
Text: 82111
Tel.: 0300 123 6600
Addiction Cambridge
Drugs advisory drop-in service
Tel. 01223 723 020 ( 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)
Alcohol advisory drop-in service
Tel. 01223 350 599 (Thursdays 4pm-6pm)
Alcohol-related information and support
Inclusion Cambridge
Drug and alcohol support service
Tel. 0300 555 0101
Independent drug charity. 24-hour helpline offering information, support and advice on drugs and legal issues surrounding drugs
Tel. 020 7729 9904

Alcoholics Anonymous
Tel. 0800 9177 650
Narcotics Anonymous
Tel. 0300 999 1212 (10am - midnight)


Sexual Health

Protection, consent, support, sexuality.
Lime Tree Clinic (for under 25s)
Confidential sexual health check-ups
Location: 351 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3DF
Tel. 0300 300 3030
Mondays 2.00 – 4.00pm (under 25’s) (full sexual health screening and contraception available if required)
Saturdays 12.30-1.30pm (under 25’s) (contraception only)

The Laurels
Confidential sexual health check-ups
Location: 20 Newmarket Road, Cambridge
Tel. 08456 505 152 Website:

Woodlands Surgery (contraception and GUM)
Location: 48 – 49 Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1LR
Offers the following: Contraception and contraception advice including coil fittings & implants, Emergency contraception and emergency contraception advice, Young people chlamydia testing.


Clinic 1A Addenbrookes
Caring for outpatients who require treatment for HIV or infectious diseases
Tel. 01223 217 774

Sexual health information and support, especially for people with HIV and/or  their partners.
Tel.: 01223 508 805
Location: Office B, Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LJ (make appointment)

Body and Soul
HIV support and stories
Emergency Contraception
Available free from various pharmacies and clinics in town.
For more information, see the SUAS website:
NHS Choices: Sex
Help and advice:  
Find a sexual health clinic near you:
Guide to contraception (15 types):  
Terrence Higgins Trust
Sexual health information:  
About HIV:  
Online support for living with HIV:
Global information and advice on HIV and AIDS

HPV screening available at Boots
More information available here:

Don’t Pass It On
Order free Chlamydia tests online (for under 24-year-olds).
Delivered confidentially to your door with a returnable envelope.

My Health Beauty
Purchase STI tests (Gonorrhea, Thrust, Chlamydia) online, if you don’t feel comfortable going to a sexual health clinic.
Note: STI tests will be free at a clinic.

Save Embarrassment
You can buy sexual health supplies online.

London Sexual Health Services  
56 Dean St. (Soho, London)
Offers PrEP and PEP to prevent the transmission of HIV
CliniQ for trans people (
10 Hammersmith Broadway
Specialist services including a Hepatitis Clinic, Gold Service (for Trans* community), Chrome Clinic (men with sexual difficulties) and Magenta Clinic (women with sexual difficulties).
Offers HIV testing and PEP

Sexual Health


Pregnancy tests Available for free
From your college women’s / welfare officer.
Alternatively, ask CUSU to deliver one to you anonymously in an unmarked envelope:
Marie Stopes  
Unplanned pregnancy support and advice
NHS-funded abortion: 0345 300 8090 (24 hrs)
Ask Brook
Sexual health information and advice for young people

British Pregnancy Advisory Service  03457 30 40 30

NHS: Pregnancy


Sexual Orientation

Lesbian and Gay Foundation
Tel. 0345 330 30 30

Sexual orientation

Transgender Issues

Gender Trust
Beaumont Society (NB: requires paid membership)
NHS: Gender Dysphoria
Gender Identity Research & Education Society


Bullying, Harassment, Assault and Abuse

Oasis Centre: Cambridge Sexual Assault Referral Centre
Tel. 0845 089 6262

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre (for all genders)
Tel. 01223 245888 (Wed 7-9.30pm, Thurs 7-9.30pm, Sat 3-5.30pm and Sun 10am-12.30pm)

National Rape Crisis
Women’s Aid
Tel. 0808 2000 247
Survivors UK  
An assault and abuse support service for men and non-binary people   
Tel. 02035983898
Chat online via website
Chat by SMS: 020 3322 1860
The leading LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity
Tel. 0800 999 5428 (see website for opening times, incl. for Trans-specific service)  
LGBT anti-abuse services (in London):


Mind: Workplace Bullying 



Cruse Bereavement Care

Tel. (nationwide): 0808 808 1677

Tel. (Cambridge Branch): 01223 302662 (8am-8pm daily)

Location (Cambridge branch): Victoria Rd Community Centre, Cambridge, CB4 3DZ  

Dying Matters  

Bereavement Advice Centre
Offers both emotional support and practical advice
Tel. 0800 634 9494 (9am - 5pm, daily)

Support for Carers
Cambridgeshire City Council  

Carer’s Trust 0345 241 0954


Cancer support

Teenage Cancer Trust

MacMilllan Cancer support

0808 808 00 00 (weekdays, 9am-8pm)

NHS: Cervical smears
Breast Cancer Care

CATS Teenage Cancer
Trust Cancer Awareness in Teenagers (and Young People) Society


Childcare and Family

Childcare Facilities in Cambridge Colleges

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