Health & Wellbeing Resources

If you are feeling anxious, low or unwell, call in to the Queens’ Health Centre or arrange an appointment with a member of the Health and Wellbeing Team. using the form below. Alternatively you are welcome to speak to your Tutor, or out of hours, contact the Porters' Lodge. We are all here to support you.

University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service is available to all undergraduate students in residence and graduate students on the register   

Telephone 01223 332865

Email:  or 

For more information please visit their website at

As well as one to one sessions the Counselling Service offers groups & workshops on a variety of different issues.  They also produce some excellent self-help leaflets on common problems such as Anxiety, Coping with Exams, Work-block & Insomnia. 

How to access service: To self-refer for individual counselling please complete the service's  Pre Counselling Form.  To register for a group or workshop phone (3)32865 or email:

Accessibilty & Disability Resource Centre (ADRC)


 Contact the Accessibilty & Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) for support, information and advice on disability matters.  The ADRC can assist with questions relating to funding, screening, support and reasonable adjustments. Email the ADRC or phone 01223 332301 and ask for an appointment.


First Response Service (FRS)

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The FRS supports people experiencing a mental health crisis.  The First Response Service provides 24-hours access, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to mental health care, advice, support and treatment.  By calling 111, and selecting option 2, you will be put through to a member of the FRS who will speak to you and discuss your current mental health needs. 

For more details see the FRS information leaflet and Video.

Nightline (formerly Linkline) 

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Confidential night-time support service for Cambridge & Anglia Ruskin Universities.  This service is available 7pm-7am during the CU full term.

Telephone 01223 744 444.  Skype: Cambridge.Nightline.

Email: (available anytime during the CU full term. Emails are answered within 48hrs)


Student Minds 

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Student mental health charity. They aim to empower students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health and support others through their national network of university groups. 

Facebook page for Student Minds Cambridge (SMC)

Students' Union Advice Service

The Students' Union Advice Service offers free, confidential, and impartial advice and support to all Cambridge University students - undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate - from any College or course.



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Mental Health charity. Mind Infoline: provides information on a range of topics including:

  • types of mental health problem
  • where to get help
  • medication and alternative treatments
  • advocacy.

Tel: 0300 1233393 or text 86463.  Email:


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Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to phone 116 123 (free). 

You don't have to be suicidal to call them!  Details of the local Cambridge Branch


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National Charity for the prevention of young suicide.  They provide a HOPELineUK telephone service which is staffed by trained professional who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information.



If you're concerned about a friend or family member you feel might have an eating disorder, call Peds on 01733 300 290 or visit the Peds website to fill out a confidential referral form.