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Other Sources of Support

This page contains a list of other agencies that might be useful sources of information, advice or help for you or for someone you know. Those organisations within the University are listed first and then others within the local community. We've included a brief description of what each offers and a link to their web site where one exists.


Agencies within the University

Accommodation Service

Kellet Lodge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QJ
Accommodation Service


Helps current students, academics, staff and visiting scholars to find suitable accommodation.

Careers Service

Student Services Centre, Bene’t Street, Cambridge, CB2 3PT
Tel: 01223 338283
Careers Service


Provides careers education, information and guidance to students and alumni of the University of Cambridge.


21 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA
Childcare Office

Offers childcare nurseries and holiday play-schemes

Mediation Service


The Mediation Service can help resolve disagreements between members of staff with support from impartial mediators.



The aim of the Dignity@Work policy is to support and sustain a positive working environment for all staff, free from any form of unacceptable behaviour. Those who feel that they are experiencing difficult working relationships may wish to consider discussing the problem with a Dignity@Work contact.

Occupational Health

16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1SB


Provides support focusing on the prevention of ill health and the promotion of health and wellbeing at work. They can assess and provide advice on workplace adaptations and modifications to ensure that the work environment is safe and that a person’s health is not adversely affected by their work activities

Disability Resource Centre

Keynes House, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA
Tel: 01223 332301

Textphone: 01223 764085
Disability Resource Centre


Provides advice, information and support to students at the University.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPdA)

Tel: 01223 333301


Provides an academic, administrative and pastoral focus for the community and aims to enhance the physical and intellectual experience of postdocs

Newcomers and Visiting Scholars (NVS)

Tel: 01223 761594


NVS welcomes all those who are new to the University. Whether you are a postdoctoral researcher, academic staff or visiting scholar, here alone or with family. At Tuesday morning meetings members can meet each other, have coffee and listen to interesting talks. NVS also organises a wide range of group activities, trips and events.


Equality & Diversity Section

Tel: 01223 332286


University of Cambridge Sport

Tel: 01223 336580


Located at the Sports Centre on the West Cambridge site.  Open to students, staff, alumni and members of the wider community.


Agencies in the local community

Cambridge Adult Eating Disorder Service

Cambridge & Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

CPFT Eating Disorder Service

Information about the local NHS services for adults with eating disorders.

Cambridgeshire Mental Health Care

Cambridge Mental Health Care

Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Adults' Services

Cambridge DHIVERSE

Office B, Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LJ.
Tel: 01223 508805

HIV education, resources, and support in the field of sexual health.

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre

Box R, 12 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AD.
Helpline tel: 01223 245888. Helpline open Wednesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm (24hour voicemail)
Cambridge Rape Crisis

Information, advice and support for women survivors of rape and sexual abuse and for those supporting them.

SARC - Sexual Assault Referral Centre

The Elms, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6NT

Tel: 0800193 5434    

Cambridge Women's Aid

CWA offers information, advice and ongoing practical and emotional support to women experiencing domestic abuse in strictest confidence

Outreach Office Tel: 01223 460947.
Out of Hours emergency number: 07730 322 098


Choices Counselling

Alex Wood Hall, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Tel: 01223 358149
Choices Counselling

A confidential counselling service in Cambridge for those whose lives are affected by childhood sexual abuse.

The Cogwheel Trust

47-51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD.
Tel/Fax: 01223 464385

Offers a wide range of counselling and consultancy resources for individuals, couples, families and groups. Children and adults alike.

Cruse Bereavement Care
(Cambridge Branch)

Helpline: 01223 633536 Monday-Friday 9.30-1.30pm


Bereavement care open to all. Telephone helpline, individual help or counselling, drop-in coffee sessions, groups for the newly bereaved and those bereaved by suicide, children's play scheme and counselling for children. There is no charge for Cruse services however any donations are appreciated.


185 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG
Tel: 01223 350599

Drinksense is a registered charity providing counselling, information and support for people with alcohol related problems and their carers and families. Services which are offered include telephone contact for information, counselling, support and education.

Group Therapy Centre - Cambridge

3 Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EL.
Tel: 01223 357221. Fax: 01223 357229
Group Therapy Centre

Long-term and short-term therapy groups. Daytime and evening groups at low-cost.

Lime Tree Clinic - Sexual Health

Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3DF
Tel: 0300 300 3030

Lime Tree Clinic

Provides contraception, sexual health information and STI Screening.

NHS Choices

Emergency Medical helpline: 111
NHS Choices

Medical advice and information.

Relate Cambridge

3 Brooklands Ave, Cambridge CB2 8BB.
Tel: 01223 357424
Open Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm; Sat: 9am-1pm

Support and counselling for individuals or couples experiencing relationship difficulties. Sex therapy service and drop-in counselling also available. Open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

(Cambridge Branch)

4 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW.
24-hour helpline: 01223 364455 or Freephone 116 123

Befriending helpline for those in crisis or despair. Open 24 hours and 365 days.


Counselling & Psychotherapy Organisations

The following professional counselling organisations' websites can be used to find counsellors & therapists working privately in the locality:

Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists (ACAT)


Association for Family Therapy (AFT)


British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Counselling UK (aimed more at members of the public)
BACP (aimed more at counsellors & therapists)

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)


United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)



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