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There is a huge amount of advice and support available in Cambridge.  Again, your Tutor or the College Nurse can point you in the direction of additional specialist services, and will often be your first port of call. However, the following services may also be of use. 

Other Sources of Support

The Students' Unions' Advice Service provides an enormous range of advice and support on life in Cambridge and within the University. It is run by the Cambridge University Student Union (CUSU) and employs two full-time professional Student Advisors. In particular, it maintains a long list of self-help and support groups and websites (both national and local) for a range of issues.

Drop-in sessions at the Graduate Union on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm. To get in touch phone 01223 746999 (University network: 46999), email advice@studentadvice.cam.ac.uk or use their contact form.

Counselling

The University Counselling Service offers a free, professional and confidential counselling service for undergraduate students in residence and graduate students on the register. They are located at 2/3 Bene't Place, Lensfield Road and can be contacted on 01223 332865 or emailed at reception@counselling.cam.ac.uk. The quickest way to arrange a counselling session is to submit a pre-counselling form from the secure website.

The Counselling Service also offers other services, including group sessions and workshops. It has practitioners in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and mindfulness as well as many other counselling approaches.  Further information about the service and a series of leaflets giving strategies to help with many common difficulties are also available on their website.

Linkline is a student-run confidential listening service available from 7pm-7am every night of full term. Call on 01223 367575 / 744444 or email linkline@cusu.cam.ac.uk

Sexual Health and Contraception

There is an Integrated Contraception and Sexual Health clinic at Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Road, Cambridge, which can provide information, treatment and support for all aspects of sexual health, including contraception and STIs.

Harassment and Assault

Murray Edwards believes that all students have the right to live and study without harassment of any kind.  We have a Dignity@Study policy which sets out the principles of this, and also a procedure which sets out what you can do if you are the victim of harassment or assault.  The MECSU Women's Officer and Welfare Officer also run compulsory consent workshops for all freshers within the first few weeks of term. 

Cambridge Rape Crisis provides comprehensive information on all aspects of support following rape or sexual assault. They can be contacted by calling 01223 245888 or emailing support@cambridgerapecrisis.co.uk