Mental Health

University Counselling Service

2-3 Bene’t Place, Lensfield Road, CB2  1EL


Tel: 01223 332865

Email: reception@counselling .cam.ac.uk

The University Counselling Service provides free, confidential and professional counselling to all students. The Counsellors are friendly, non-judgmental and very experienced in what it is like to be a student in Cambridge. To make an appointment, simply fill in a form on their website and they will get back to you with a time that fits into your timetable.  Useful leaflets are available from the offices or on the website.


Student Advice Service


The Student Advice Service offers free, confidential and independent support to all Cambridge University students. You can come to the service with any issues or problems that you might experience as a student, from questions or concerns about your education or University procedures to a health enquiry or a mental health issue. They can discuss your concerns with you, explore what options are available to you, and represent you at a college level if necessary.




Phone: 01223 367575 / 01223 744444, every day of full term 7pm – 7am

Email: linkline@cusu.cam.ac.uk

Linkline is a listening and information service run by students for students. You can talk to them about anything – they are non-judgemental, anonymous and completely confidential. They are open from 7pm until 7am and you can call them for free from your bedroom on the Cambridge University extension number: 62212.


CUSU Welfare and Rights Officer

Old Examination Hall, Free School Lane, CB2 3RF

Email: welfare@cusu.cam.ac.uk

The Welfare and Rights Officer provides individual student support on any welfare matter and leads CUSU’s welfare and student rights campaigns. They can also provide information about finance, accommodation and any other concerns that affect students.


Cam Mind

Barrere House, 100 Chesterton Road, CB4 1ER


Tel: 01223 311320
Email: admin@cam-mind.org.uk

Cam-Mind provides information, advice and support for people with a wide range of mental health problems and depression. It runs a variety of support groups, social groups and a befriending scheme.




Tel: 0845 456 455 (9am-5pm weekdays)


A major UK charity dedicated to assisting people affected by severe mental illness. They also run a support group in Cambridge for carers of people with mental health problems. Meetings are usually held at 7:30pm on the penultimate Wednesday of the month.




Tel: 0845 767 8000

The website gives practical advice of mental health issues. Saneline is a confidential helpline offering practical information and emotional support, open from 12 noon until 2am each day.


The Samaritans

4 Emmanuel Road


Tel: 01223 364 455 (local number)

08457 90 90 90 (national 24hr helpline)

Email: jo@samaritans.org.uk

Confidential listening service, available 24 hours a day. It is run by volunteers, who offer non-judgemental, non-directional support.



Tel: 01223 521 521, 7-11pm all year round

This Cambridge mental health phoneline provides a listening ear, support and information on local and national resources and self-help groups.


Centre 33

33 Clarendon Street Cambridge


Tel: 01223 316 488

Email: centre33.cam@dial.pipex.com

This free confidential counselling and information service for under 25s also supplies condoms and pregnancy tests.

A link to useful resources for being a student at Cambridge can be found here: http://www.sscsu.org.uk/welfare/useful-resources-for-being-a-student-at-cambridge/