A wide range of advice and support services are available to Hughes Hall students. Whether for physical health, mental health, sexual health, or general wellbeing, please find details and contacts for these services below.
- If there’s anything you’d like to chat about in confidence, no matter how serious or trivial, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the welfare officers.
- Each student is allocated a tutor who is concerned with their welfare.
- List of tutor contacts: www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/student-centre/welfare/tutors/
- You may also wish to contact the Senior Tutor (email@example.com) or Equality Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
College Nurse and Counsellor
- The College Nurse, Maria Gloag, offers confidential advice and support for welfare and health needs.
- Hours and appointment booking: www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=118831
- Our College Counsellor, Isha Mehta, offers sessions for students which can be booked here.
- Responsible for site security and student safety.
- The Porters’ Lodge is staffed from 7am to midnight every day.
- The emergency contact number outside these times is 07917 535 806
University Counselling Service (UCS)
- Free, confidential, professional counselling services provided by the University
- Options for individual appointments, Group Sessions, and Self-Help (through information leaflets and online courses) all available.
- 01223 332 865
CUSU Student Advice Services
- Advice run by current Cambridge Students for questions on education, health, mental health, or any other issues you may be facing.
- 01223 746 999
Breaking the Silence
- University campaign which works on preventing and reporting harassment and sexual misconduct.
- Charity fund which exists to provide financial assistance to university members who need treatment for physical or mental illness and can demonstrate financial need.
Support and resources in Cambridge
- Each new student should register with a local General Practitioner.
- 2 Closest GPs: Lensfield Medical Practice (01223 651020) and Petersfield Medical Practice (01223 350647).
- A confidential, anonymous student-run listening support and information service.
- 01223 744 444
- Linkline also has an Instant Messaging service which can be accessed from the website linkline.org.uk.
- Skype: Cambridge.Nightline
- Freephone: 0808 808 2121
- Providing a freephone confidential support service across Cambridgeshire between 7.00pm and 11.00pm, 365 days a year.
Cambridge Rape Crisis
- A helpline service run by women, for women and girls who have survived or are currently experiencing sexual violence. The helpline is also open for family, friends and professionals who are supporting a survivor.
- 01223 245 888 (Wednesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Saturdays 3.00pm – 5:30pm & Sundays 10:00am – 12:30pm)
- email@example.com (expect a reply in 2-7 days)
iCaSH (Contraception and Sexual Health)
- Information, advice, screening and treatment for sexual health, such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), pregnancy and termination advice, and onward referral to antenatal and termination services.
- Free provision of contraception.
- 0300 300 3030
- Lime Tree Clinic (Contraception and Sexual Health), Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3DF.
National support and resources
- 999 for Police, Fire, and Ambulance Services.
- 111 or 111.nhs.uk/ for urgent but non-emergency medical advice.
- 101 for non-emergency police enquiries.
Mind Mental Health
- Information on mental health, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments, and advocacy.
- 0300 123 3393
- Text 86463
- Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pm.
- Friendly, confidential drugs advice.
- 0300 123 6600
- Text 82111
- firstname.lastname@example.org (or use the anonymous contact form on the website)