Mental Health Services and Resources

 

Remember also the existence of your College Nurse, as well a Mental Health Advisor or College Counsellor (if applicable), and the University Counselling Service. Your tutor and the Students' Unions' Advice Service can assist you in accessing medical and/or mental health services. If you have a long-term disability (which can include mental health problems), you may also be entitled to reasonable adjustments, so contact the Disability Resource Centre (DRC).

Content includes links to support resources for psychosis, self-harm and suicidal feelings.

 

Mental health services in Cambridge

 

National

 

Support with experiencing psychosis

 

Support with experiencing suicidal thoughts/feelings

 

Support with self-harm

 

Listening and Advice Lines

  • Nightline

    • Cambridge-based student-run listening line

    • Tel. 01223 744444 (7pm-7am, every night during term-time)

    • Email: email@cambridge.nightline.ac.uk

    • Skype: Cambridge.Nightline

    • Instant message: cambridge.nightline.ac.uk    

  • The Samaritans

    • Emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or suicidal thoughts

    • Tel. (nationwide) 116 123 (24 hours)

    • Tel. (Cambridge branch): 01223 364455 (10:30am-10pm)

    • Email: jo@samaritans.org

    • Location: 4 Emmanuel Rd, CB1 1JW

  • HOPELine UK

    • A helpline for people under 35 and their friends/family. Offers non-judgemental support, practical advice and information.

    • Tel. 0800 068 41 41 (10am-10pm Mon-Fri; 2-10pm weekends)

    • Text: 07786209697

    • Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

  • Switchboard

    • A LGBT+ helpline

    • Tel. 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm, every day)

    • IM via website

    • Email chris@switchboard.lgbt

  • Mind

    • National information and advice

    • Tel. (Cambridge branch): 01223 311320 (10am-4pm, Mon-Fri)

    • 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 hols)

    • Text: 86463

    • FAQs: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/common-questions/

  • Mind Legal Line

    • Provides legal information and general advice on mental health related law

    • 0300 466 6463 (11am-2pm, Mon-Fri)

  • Mind Blue Light InfoLine

    • For emergency service staff and volunteers, and families of people with MH problems

    • Tel. 0300 303 5999 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)

    • Email: bluelightinfo@mind.org.uk

  • CALM Helpline

    • For confidential and anonymous support, information and signposting for men.

    • Tel. 0800 58 58 58 (5pm - midnight, everyday)

  • Sane

    • Mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health difficulties, incl. family, friends and carers.

    • Tel. 0300 304 7000 (6pm - 11pm, everyday)

  • Get Connected

    • Confidential helpline for under-25s who need help, but don't know where to turn.

    • Tel. 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm, everyday)

  • Center 33

    • Counselling and other support. Note: Often ask if have tried the UCS first

    • Tel. 01223 316 488

    • Email help@centre33.org.uk

    • Location: 33 Clarendon St, CB1 1JX

  • Rethink (Mental Illness)

    • Support for managing mental illness

    • Tel. 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am - 4pm, except bank hols)

 

See also General Medical ServicesMental Health Support Options, Eating Disorders Support and Recreational Drugs and Alcohol.

 

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