Your wellbeing matters. We are a community that wants all its members to be able to thrive. Everyone who is part of the Catz community can access a wide range of resources and support, including the Health and Wellbeing team, tutors, porters and more.
The Health and Wellbeing team
The Health and Wellbeing Team are a key part of this, and are available to meet with any member of the community to talk about your wellbeing and help you to access the right support at the right time. Emailing the whole team on email@example.com will ensure that we can reply to you as soon as possible. You can also contact the Porters' Lodge (01223 338300) for advice, and to arrange for a member of the health and wellbeing team or their tutor to make contact. You can also contact us individually:
- Mary Simuyandi (Head of Wellbeing)
- Janette Dougal (Community Health Practitioner)
- Ally Barrett (Chaplain)
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and are not sure you can keep yourself safe, please call 999.
The porters can provide immediate support for you, and help you access further support, whether that is via the tutorial system, the health and wellbeing team, or the NHS.
For urgent, non-emergency mental health advice via the NHS, you can call NHS111 (option 2) if you are in Cambs/Peterborough, or the equivalent for your local area if you are not in Cambridge.
What support is available?
There is a lot of support available within College and University, through the NHS, and through charitable organisations. You can find out more about all of these through the links below - you can refer yourself to some sources of support, while for others your tutor or the health and wellbeing team can help you access them. We would always encourage you to talk to the team or to your tutor; we can help you think through what's going on for you and what sort of support might be most helpful.