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.
Ring 111 (option 2) for 24hr local mental health crises support (see their leaflet). Ring 999 in emergencies.
Arts and Minds: Art therapy
The Psychological Wellbeing Service / IAPT (self-refer for CBT; note long waiting list)
Note your college counsellor and/or nurse, the University Counselling Service and your GP too!
Support with experiencing psychosis
Support with experiencing suicidal thoughts/feelings
Tel. 0808 800 8088 (free; Mon-Thurs evenings 7-10pm)
Cambridge-based student-run listening line
Tel. 01223 744444 (7pm-7am, every night during term-time)
Instant message: cambridge.nightline.ac.uk
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)
Location: 4 Emmanuel Rd, CB1 1JW
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)
A LGBT+ helpline
Tel. 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm, every day)
IM via website
National information and advice
Tel. (Cambridge branch): 01223 311320 (10am-4pm, Mon-Fri)
Location (Cambridge Branch): Barrere House, 100 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1ER
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)
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)
For confidential and anonymous support, information and signposting for men.
Tel. 0800 58 58 58 (5pm - midnight, everyday)
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)
Confidential helpline for under-25s who need help, but don't know where to turn.
Tel. 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm, everyday)
Counselling and other support. Note: Often ask if have tried the UCS first
Tel. 01223 316 488
Location: 33 Clarendon St, CB1 1JX
Support for managing mental illness
Tel. 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am - 4pm, except bank hols)