Welfare

There is a lot of support available at Jesus and across the university. If you do feel like you are struggling, please reach out for help. There is no shame in needing support.

On this page you can find the JCSU Welfare Guide, which provides in depth information about all the support available. It provides an overview of college and university support, information on how to access them, and guidance on recognising when you or a friend may be struggling with their mental health. The rest of the page has contact details for key services.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please seek Immediate Support:

  • Call 999
  • Go to the Porters or call them: 01223 339339
  • Go to A&E

Sexual Health

Sexual health supplies can be found in the Welfare Pidge in the Porters’ Lodge, and are restocked regularly.

JCSU Drop-in Hours:

There is a JCSU Welfare Officer in the JCR Office (which is just off the JCR in Second Court- you can always message any of the Welfare Officers if you want help finding it!) every day 4-5pm. They are happy to chat about anything, big or little (or even just for some company)

 

Monday – Jenni & Ewan: Freshers Officers (freshers@jcsu.jesus.cam.ac.uk)

Tuesday – Muzammal: Access Officer (access@jcsu.jesus.cam.ac.uk)

Wednesday – Shams: ERM Officer (erm@jcsu.jesus.cam.ac.uk)

Thursday – Sarah: LGBTQ+ Officer (lgbtq@jcsu.jesus.cam.ac.uk)

Friday – Devavrat: International Officer (int@jcsu.jesus.cam.ac.uk)

Saturday – Tara: Women’s & Non-Binary Officer (womens@jcsu.jesus.cam.ac.uk)

Sunday – Belle & Sean: Welfare Officers (belle@jcsu.jesus.cam.ac.uk & sean@jcsu.jesus.cam.ac.uk)

 

There are also the weekly Welfare Wednesday, at 5-6pm in JBar (unless stated otherwise), and Thursday Treats, at 1-2pm outside Plodge. Updates to these can typically be found on the @JCSUWelfare Instagram or via the WhatsApp announcements channel.

Read the JCSU Welfare Guide Here:

College Support Contact Details:

University Support Contact Details:

 

General Information about Mental Health:

Local Support Services:

  • NHS CPFT Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT): Self-referral for psychological therapies such as CBT
  • Keep Your Head Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Anna Freud Search for a local service: directory
  • Cambridge Nightline: 01223 744444
  • Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre
  • Lime Tree (STI Check): Brookfields Campus, 351 Mill Road, CB1 3DF

Charities Offering Support:

  • The Crane’s Charity: Funding for private medical treatment, including psychological therapies
  • Personalised Eating Disorder Support (PEDS)
  • Centre 33: Support for young people up to the age of 25 with a range of issues, including mental health, housing and finances, sexual health and food.
  • The Kite Trust: Support for LGBTQ+ people
  • Samaritans (24 hours): Call 116 123
  • Text SHOUT to: 85258
  • Lifeline (11am-11pm): 0808 808 2121
  • Qwell: Free, safe and anonymous mental wellbeing support for adults across the UK
  • Togetherall: Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing

Suicide and Self-Harm:

 

Trauma and Abuse:

 

Eating Disorders:

Mental Health Awareness and supporting others: