Cambridge for Consent

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Visits to Cambridge for Consent

Porters Lodge

available 24 hours.


College nurse

refer to individual college timetable.


Tutorial system

your own tutor/tutor on call/senior tutor.


Welfare System

your college's welfare team.







Student Advice Service 

The Student Advice Service is an incredible resource for any student with a problem they want to talk about. The service offers free, confidential and independent support to all Cambridge University students on matters both personal and academic. 

You can book an appointment, or turn up to a drop-in clinic:

Tues & Thurs: 1200-1400

01223 746999

(information about sexual assault under CRIME)


A service run by students for students during Full term.

They will listen to anything you have to say, they won't tell you what to do. They are confidential, anonymous and non judgmental. Now also offering an online chat option, available every night 1900 - 0000.

1900 - 0700

01223 0744444 or 01223 367 575



FLY is a forum specifically for women of colour at the University of Cambridge. It is primarily a safe space, with weekly meetings open only to self-defining women of colour and a closed Facebook page, where together FLY discuss experiences, ask for advice, and generally draw strength from being around women who understand and support each other.

FLY facebook group

Supporting Male & Non-Binary Survivors in Cambridge 

Recently established group based in Cambridge working to bring together male and non-binary survivors of sexual violence and provide both a physical space and a space online for them to talk, as well as signposting people to the relevant organisations.


Cambridge University Counselling Service 

The University Counselling Service has both a Student and a Staff Counselling Service. Seeking counselling is about making a positive choice to get help by talking confidentially with a professionally trained listener who has no other role in your life.

(not an emergency service)


CUSU Sabbatical Officers 

Women's Officer (Lola Olufemi) 

The CUSU Women's Officer represents all women in the university, you can email her at any time with any problems or questions. In addition, she works as a Student Advice Officer at the Student Advice Service, mentioned above. 

01223 761694


Welfare Officer (Micha Frazer-Carroll)  

The Welfare Officer is your main port of call for any welfare issues about which you'd rather not talk to college welfare officers. You can drop her an email any time with questions or problems. Like the Women's Officer, the CUSU Welfare Officer is also a Student Advice Officer at the Student Advice Service. 

01223 761690


Cambridge University harrassment policy: Dignity@Study


Peer2Peer is a student-run programme offering confidential, informal support to undergraduates, graduates, and post-docs in Cambridge. You can contact any of the supporters, even if they aren’t at your college.

Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor

The University Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor (SAHA) can offer confidential emotional and practical support to anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted, or harassed, recently or in the past.

Breaking the Silence: The New Sexual Assault/Harassment Procedure 2017

“Breaking the Silence” is an initiativeaimed at ending all forms of sexual misconduct at Cambridge University. The launch includes new policy on staff-student misconduct, a staff and student facing video addressing the issue of sexual violence and misconduct, an update of the dignity at work policy, and the introduction of a new university wide procedure for sexual assault, rape and harassment. As part of this initiative, the university launched an anonymous reporting system for sexual harassment/assault in order to collect data on the issue. 


Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre 

This service will happily call you back if you have no credit and their number will be withheld so it doesn't show up on your phone.

You can leave a message at any time on their answer machine and they will get back to you.

They also offer a face to face counselling service in Cambridge, Ely and Huntingdon.

01223 245888

Wednesday: 1900 - 2130

Saturday: 1500 - 1730

Sunday: 1000 - 1230


Addenbrooke's A & E  

01223 217118

Address - Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge


Urgent Care Cambridgeshire

Out of hours GP service.

0330 123 9131


The Samaritans (Cambridge branch) 

24 hour befriending helpline for those in crisis or despair. Open 365 days a year.

01223 364455 or 08457 909090

4 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB1 1JW (local) (national site)


Newnham Walk Surgery 

01223 366811

Wordsworth Grove, Cambridge, CB3 9HS


Centre 33  

Support for under-25s in Cambridge on any issue.

incl. counselling and drop in service.

01223 316488



A confidential counselling service in Cambridgeshire for all those whose lives have been affected by child sexual abuse.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 0930-1430

Wednesday: 1500 - 1900

Friday: 0930 - 1330

01223 358149 





NHS 111 

Call 111 for 24 hour medical advice and information.


Counselling directory  

Online resource to for finding a counsellor.


NHS website 

Information which could be of use to survivors with PTSD.

Rape Crisis England and Wales 

Has information for assault survivors and information about other rape crisis centres in the UK.

0808 802 9999

1200 - 1430

1900 - 2130


My Decision (Metropolitan Police) 

Step-by-step guide for anyone who has survived sexual abuse or who is supporting someone who has.


Provides details of rape crisis centres and other services for victims of rape and sexual assault/abuse across the UK.

01708 765200


Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre  

Freephone helpline.

0808 802 9999

1200 - 1430

1900 - 2130


Victim Support 

Information for victims of any crime.

08 08 16 89 111 - dial 141 to hide your number (doesn't work on all networks)

Monday - Friday: 0800 - 2000 

Weekends: 0900 - 1900

Bank Holidays: 0900 - 1700

[service less busy after 1400]


Pandora's Project 

Pandora's Project is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.

SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centres)  

A 24/7 service offering the opportunity for medical examinations without police involvement following recent rape or sexual assault. They can help you whenever you feel able to talk about your experience.

0845 089 6262

The Oasis Centre is our closest SARC, located in Peterborough, it offers medical care (including forensic examination, emergency contraception, and pregnancy testing) and emotional support (including counselling, and the service of an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) to any victim of sexual assault.


Hidden Marks 

Hidden Marks is a website set up in response to the NUS Hidden Marks research report which revealed 1 in 7 women students have been victims of sexual assault as a student. The webiste provides information about places to access support as well as the law surrounding different types of sexual assault or harassment.



Supporting Male & Non-Binary Survivors in Cambridge 

Recently established group based in Cambridge working to bring together male and non-binary survivors of sexual violence and provide both a physical space and a space online for them to talk, as well as signposting people to the relevant organisations.

Mankind UK  

Support and resource service for men who have been sexually abused, assaulted, raped. Offers a telephone helpline, counselling and support - one-to-one, in groups and support for partners and families.

01273 911680

Male Survivors London  

Peer-to-peer support group for male survivors of child sexual abuse and rape, support with PTSD, information and many other services.

Male Survivors Trust 

Support and information for adult male survivors of child sexual abuse and adult rape, includes a forum for survivors and one for partners.

Survivors UK 

A national helpline offering information, support and counselling for men who have sexually assaulted at any time in their lives. 

one-to-one counselling and support groups available for survivors in the London area.

0845 122 1201

webchat support -

Monday: 1800 - 2100

Tuesday: 1800 - 2100

Wednesday: 1200 - 1430 & 1800 - 2100

Thursday: 1200 - 1430


Victim Support Male Abuse Helpline 

Helpline for male survivors of domestic violence or sexual abuse.

0800 328 3623

Monday - Friday: 1000 - 1600


Supporting male survivors of sexual abuse, offers face-to-face counselling.

0808 808 4321

Monday: 1800 - 2000

Friday: 1200 - 1400





Turing network 

A database with over 3,000 community resources to find local support services for members of the LGBT+ community on any issue.

Pandora's Project   

Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard 

Providing free, confidential support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities throughout the UK.

0300 330 0630

1000 - 2300

online chat -


Broken Rainbow 

The LGBT+ domestic violence charity.

0300 999 5428 / 0800 999 5428 (freephone)

online chat -

Monday, Thursday: 1000 - 2000

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 1000 - 1700

(1300 - 1700 Tues is a trans specific service)


Survivor Project 

A non-profit organisation dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence.



An information network for LGBT+ people and their rights.

0800 050 20 20

Monday - Friday: 0930 - 1730



London's anti-violence and abuse LGBT charity, offers support. Making life safe, just and fair for the LGBT+ community

also deals with interactions with law enforcement services.

Can offer medical support and examinations post assault.

020 7704 2040






Abuse Law 

Provides easy access to information for child and adult survivors of physical, sexual and psychological abuse on all aspects of this complex area of law.


Courtroom Advice 

Provides step-by-step advice for going to court. 

Rights of Women 

Helps women to navigate the laws surrounding their rights.






FLY is a forum specifically for women of colour at the University of Cambridge. It is primarily a safe space, with weekly meetings open only to self-defining women of colour and a closed Facebook page, where together FLY discuss experiences, ask for advice, and generally draw strength from being around women who understand and support each other.

FLY facebook group


Black Women’s Support Group

A support group run by local Black women in Cambridge that promotes the welfare of Black women, here and in surrounding areas.

They offer advice, support, and counselling.

01223 508216


Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum (CECF)

An umbrella organisation for various ethnic groups in Cambridge. Many of the groups themselves provide advocacy, support and translation services.

01223 655241


Cambridgeshire Human Rights & Equality Support Service (CHESS)

Helps those living in BME communities in Cambridge who are suffering from racial harassment. Their team members can provide emotional and practical support, counselling, and appear with you in court.

Their services are free and confidential.

01223 462615


Cambridge Women’s Aid (CWA)

An independent charity run for women by women. They offer information, advice and ongoing practical and emotional support to women experiencing domestic violence in strictest confidence.

Although not a specialist BME provider, workers are highly experienced in supporting women from all walks of life and ensuring that cultural or language differences do not cause barriers to women seeking help.

Refuge - 01223 460947

Monday - Friday: 0930 - 1800

Outreach - 01223 361214

Monday - Friday: 1000 - 1700

Emergency Helpline - 07730 322098



Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC)

Offers support for Chinese women who are victims of domestic violence, covering issues such as housing, legal protection, welfare benefits and children. Services are confidential, and are provided by specially trained multilingual female volunteers.

All workers are English, Mandarin and Cantonese speaking.

08453 131 868

Karma Nirvana (for South Asian women)

The leading UK charity for supporting victims of honour crimes and forced marriage.

Hotline can be rung completely confidentially.

0800 5999 247


Newham Asian Women's Project (NAWP)

Offers support and advice for Asian women and children experiencing domestic violence.

020 8472 0528

Monday - Friday: 0930 - 1730


Southall Black Sisters

Provides information, advice, advocacy, practical help, counselling and support to Asian and African-Caribbean women and children experiencing domestic violence.

020 8571 0800

Monday - Friday: 0900 - 1700





This is the place to go in Cambridge. It is an NHS service providing all aspects of sexual health care. Including contraception, STI testing and treatment, and genito-urinary medicine (GUM).


Local service: Lime Tree Clinic (Contraception and Sexual Health), Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3DF

Check out this page for specific (opening hours) info:

0300 300 3030

Cambridge Student Health

Database and info with all local Cambridge GP practices. Info about what to do and who to call in crisis.


Provides a huge amount of information about HIV and support for those with a positive diagnosis. Free, confidential HIV tests available.

01223 508 805

Don’t Pass It On

Online service providing free chlamydia tests for 16-24 yr olds, along with information about chlamydia and the service.

NHS: Talking about sex

Info site about contraception, chlamydia testing and STIs.


An incredible website about sex, sexual health and relationships. They have a 24/7 text and webchat service as well as information about confidentiality, going to a GP that isn’t your normal one and seeing your medical records.


CliniQ is a sexual health and wellbeing service for trans people and their partners. It’s based in Soho and operated by a trans-led team. They offer a safe and confidential space for those that may not feel comfortable accessing standard health and well-being services.

020 3315 6699 (Weds 1730-1930)



BHA is a health and social care charity which exists to challenge health inequalities. They offer a range of services and are highly experienced in providing healthcare for people of colour.

0845 450 4247


Better2Know (Private)

The UK’s Largest Private HIV, STI & STD Testing Provider. They have 120 clinics across the UK (need a booking first), or a private nurse can come to you. They also have Home Test Kits available to buy online.

Spire Healthcare (Private)

Private healthcare hospital in Cambridge, provides HIV testing and full sexual health screening.




CUSU Disabled Students Campaign

The DSC unites and represents disabled students throughout the university, aiming to fight inaccessibility for all disabled students and to support them. 

Welfare page:

Welfare Officer:


Respond exists in order to lessen the effect of trauma and abuse on people with learning disabilities, their families and supporters.

(easy read information available on website)

Institutional Abuse Helpline: for anyone with a learning disability or people connected to them who have been affected by institutional abuse.

0808 808 0700

Thursday: 1000 - 1600



The Deaf Health Charity, the only sign-language based service designed to help deaf women and children who suffer domestic violence.

text: 07970 350366

voice: 020 8772 3241

contact in BSL:

Mon - Fri: 0900 - 1700


Ann Craft Trust

The ACT is dedicated to safeguarding disabled children and adults at risk, they can help to put you in contact with appropriate services for you.

0115 9515400

Mon - Thurs 0900 - 1700

Fri 0900 - 1600


Scope: About disability

A charity that exists to make the UK a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. They provide emotional support and disability advice.

Mon - Fri: 0900 - 1700

0808 800 3333


EASS (Equality Advisory & Support Service)

General and legal advice for anyone who has suffered discrimination as the result of a characteristic protected by law. (This includes disabilities) This could be useful for sexual harassment at work which was connected to your disability.

Mon - Fri: 0900 - 2000

Sat: 1000 - 1400

freephone: 0808 800 0082

textphone: 0808 800 0084

online form for email contact

live chat:

Disability Rights UK: Disabled Students Helpline

The advisors can advise and support disabled people or their carer who are studying.

0800 328 5050

Tues & Thurs: 1100 - 1300


Mind UK

Mind works to make sure that everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. The Mind infoline can provide information on a range of topics in particular where to get help and advocacy.

Mon - Fri: 0900 - 1800

0300 123 3393

text: 86463



Mencap values and supports people with learning disabilities, their families and carers to live their lives as they choose. The helpline is the best way for you to access advice and information about learning disability and find the right support and services in your area.

Mon - Fri: 0900 - 1700

0808 808 1111


The National Autistic Society

The leading UK charity for people on the autism spectrum, they provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.



Support and advice for those people who are blind or partially sighted. Their specialist advice workers will spend time with you over the phone, making sure the support they give is right for you. They’ll call back a few weeks later to find out how you’re getting on.

Mon - Fri 0845 - 1730

0303 123 9999

Check the Sightline Directory:

for information on services in your area


deafblind uk

Information and support for those supporting an individual who is both deaf and blind.

tel/textphone: 01733 358100





Rape Crisis Network Europe

If you have experienced sexual violence in Europe, find out what services are offered where you are by going on this website. The dropdown country menu should include the country you are currently in.





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