HELPLINES

The idea of this list is that we'll keep on improving it, and it serves as minimum knowledge for our Trainees and Soc-Parents in the event of dealing with a person experiencing difficulties.

Try whichever of these you are *comfortable trusting* about your difficulties.

AT, OR BY, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

* Your JCR Welfare Rep.

* Your JCR Women's Officer, LGBT Officer or International Officer. At least Churchill also has Corridor Reps.

* Your Tutor, DOS, Senior Tutor or Dean.

* Your College Nurse, College Chaplain or College Counsellor assuming your College has such.

* The CUSU Welfare Officer.

* University Counselling 01223 332 865 or www.counselling.cam.ac.uk

* CUSU LGBT Phoneline 01223 740 777

* CUSU LGBT Trans Rep: lgbt-trans@cusu.cam.ac.uk [CURRENTLY VACANT]

* Disability Resource Centre 01223 332 301, disability *at* admin.cam.ac.uk, or see here .

* Email Alternative Welcome on altwelcome-general *at* srcf.net , including for more options finding a helpline if you've restrictions enough not to consider any of those listed here as Approachable or Useful. Also for suggestions for lighter-hearted societies that are places you are likely to be accepted and valued so long as you yourself aren't hurtful toward others.

* Some Colleges have Peer2Peer reps, see here . These are undergrads and/or grads that have been trained to some extent by the uni in counselling. At least two years ago, various Peer2Peer leaders told us they would listen to people from Colleges that do not have Peer2Peer rep groups.

* The CUSU Welfare Officer runs: B-eat Eating Disorders Support and Self-help Group, and

* Autistic Spectrum / Apergers social group: this group is for anyone who identifies with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism and is studying at the University of Cambridge.

* Beeline Sexual Health info at CUSU: beeline *at* cusu.cam.ac.

* Personal Safety Alarms: CUSU and the Graduate Union now sell personal attack alarms for 2.50 each from the CUSU and Graduate Union Offices.

NON-UNI HELPLINES

* Linkline is a useful first point of contact: anonymous listeners on 01223 367 575 (7pm-7am). Note: In Cambridge these are often students anonymously dedicated to this cause.

* Samaritans (24 hours) 08457 90 90 90

* NHS Direct (24 hours) 0845 46 47

* Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre 01223 245 888

* Choice: Supports women and girls who have been sexually abused on 01223 467 897 and men and boys who have been sexually abused on 01223 314 438.

* Broken Rainbow National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline (Mon & Thurs 10am to 8pm Tues & Wed 10am to 5pm Tues 1pm - 5pm specialist Trans Workers also available) 0300 999 54 28, or help@broken-rainbow.org.uk

* UK International Students Advice Line (Mon to Fri 1300 - 1600 UK time). Outside the UK: +44 20 3131 3576 Inside the UK: 020 3131 3576, though do look first on their website here for answers to FAQ's

* B-eat Eating Disorders 0845 634 14 14 (Monday to Friday 10.30am to 8.30pm and Saturdays 1.00pm - 4.30pm)

* B-eat Youth Helpline- 0845 634 7650 (Monday to Friday evenings from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturdays 1.00pm - 4.30pm.) If you are 25 or under, this offers a call back service, so if you want to save the cost of the call please ask.

* Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities: freephone helpline 0800 328 50 50 or email skill4disabledstudents *at* disabilityalliance.org

* Saneline 0845 767 8000 (6pm to 11pm).

* Mind Info line 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 6.00pm)

* Self Harm UK: see here .

* Bridge Project Drug Advice Centre 01223 214 614

* National Drugs Helpline 0800 77 66 00

* Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 75 55

* The Laurels GUM clinic (STI check) 08456 50 51 52

* Pregnancy and Abortion Advice: BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) 08457 30 40 30

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY CAMBRIDGE CAMPUS

(we don't know anything about the Chelmsford Campus)

* Advisor: 01223 460 008, cambs.advice *at* angliastudent.com

* ARU LGBT: cambridgelgbt *at* angliastudent.com , http://aru-lgbt.webs.com/

* ARU International Students: see here .

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