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Web: www.counselling.cam.ac.uk

Email: counsellingreception@admin.cam.ac.uk

Phone: 01223 332865

Address: 2-3 Bene't Place, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EL

 

It is quite normal to occasionally experience anxiety, low-mood or feelings of not fitting in. Some students are able to resolve these problems or difficulties by talking to friends, family, a Tutor or a member of staff in their College or Faculty/Department. For other students, looking up information about areas of concern and reading self-help materials will be sufficient to overcome any challenges. However, there are times when these solutions are not enough. When difficulties become overwhelming or start to have a serious and negative impact on day-to-day living, seeking professional and specialist support in the form of counselling can be very helpful. The University Counselling Service provides free, specialist mental health interventions through a professionally staffed confidential service to students experiencing psychological distress.

Please be aware that the University Counselling Service is not an emergency service

Self-referral

To access help through the University Counselling Service, you will need to visit the UCS website and complete a self-referral form: http://www.counselling.cam.ac.uk/studentcouns/students

Your form will be read by a Senior Counsellor who will consider what support you need and how urgently you need it. This will then determine what intervention is offered to you.  Interventions take a number of forms, including individual counselling, workshops, focused or longer-term counselling group sessions.

Mental Health Advisors (MHAs)

The Student Counselling Service also has two Mental Health Advisors who provide a range of support to students experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties. Students can only access the MHAs via a referral from College or University staff.

View the UCS policy on confidentiality here

See also:

Mindfulness at Cam

Mental health emergencies 

Mental health support 

Helpful contacts