General Welfare

General Welfare

A guide to welfare at Hughes Hall can be downloaded here.

A guide to registering with a doctor is available here.

There is a list of self-help books held in the college library available here.

Welfare and Health Contacts

MCR (student) Welfare Officers: Annelies Baneke mcr.welfare.female@hughes.cam.ac.uk and Andrea Di Antonio mcr.welfare.male@hughes.cam.ac.uk – for anything, no matter how serious or trivial

College Nurse: 01223 746369* or nurse@hughes.cam.ac.uk

College Tutors: Contact details can be found here.

Porters Lodge: 01223 330 485 or 07917 535 806

Duty Maintenance out of hours (Emergency Only): 07919 058305

Non-emergency Police: 101

Emergency Police, Fire or Ambulance: 999 – only call this number in a genuine emergency. Then let the Porters know that you have done so

Rape and sexual assault: information for students

What do do if you are sexually assaulted or raped

Cambridge University Student Union (CUSU) and Graduate Union (GU) jointly support:

Student Advice Services: 01223 746999* – advice by current students on any student issues, e.g. education, physical and mental health Drop-in sessions on Tues and Thurs 12.00-14.00 at Ground Floor, 17 Mill Lane

* Use the last 5 digits only for a free call on the university network

Medical

NHS urgent care including mental health: 111 – free, 24-hour service, helps access appropriate services e.g. Crisis Team; out-of-hours GP or dentist; 24-hour pharmacy

Nearest medical practices for GPs: Petersfield: 01223 350647, Lensfield Rd: 01223 651020

Information about  the University of Cambridge guidance on the recognition and treatment of individuals at risk of anaphylaxis is available here.

Various

University Counselling Service: 01223 332865* – Free, confidential, professional counselling services individual appointments and group sessions Self-help material at www.counselling.cam.ac.uk/selfhelp

Lifeline: 0808 808 2121 – Free mental health advice, supported by NHS Open 19.00-23.00 all days

Mind: 0300 123 3393 – General information on mental health, where to get help, medication, alternative treatments and advocacy

Nightline: 01223 744444*, formerly Linkline – Listening support and information service Open 19.00-07.00 during Full Term Instant messaging service at cambridge.nightline.ac.uk

Samaritans: 116123 – Free, 24/7 national service for people contemplating suicide or affected by it

Saneline: 0300 304 7000, at local rate – National mental health helpline Open 18.00-23.00 all days

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre: 01223 245888 – Selected times but with call-back service, run by women for women and girls who have survived or currently experience sexual violence Also for family, friends and professionals supporting a survivor

iCaSH: 0300 300 3030 – Contraception and sexual health advice, screening and treatment Includes sexually transmitted infections (STIs), pregnancy and termination advice, onward referral to antenatal and termination services Free contraception (also available from your college welfare officers)

Switchboard: 0300 330 0630 – LGBT+ Helpline

FRANK: 0300 123 6600 – Friendly, confidential drugs advice

(List compiled by MCR Welfare Officers in consultation with college staff.)