Studying at Cambridge can be an incredible experience, but can also bring a fair share of difficulties, both personal and academic. Within the MCR, the Welfare Officer can provide impartial support and information on a variety of issues relating to any concerns you have, and will be a sympathetic ear whenever you need one. They also act as equalities officer, supporting diversity in college and keeping track of diversity events throughout the University. They make sure the sexual health box is well stocked with free supplies, including condoms, pregnancy tests, personal alarms and information leaflets. 

Alongside this, the college has a nurse, located in Q staircase, who you can visit without appointment 10.30-12.30 every weekday during term time (http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/current-students/college-nurse). The college chaplain is also available for all members of college, of any or no faith, to talk discuss any matter in confidence (http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/current-students/college-chaplain). 

There are also a wide variety of services and resources within the university. The University Counselling Service (UCS) offers one-to-one counselling along with many workshops and group sessions, and a dedicated mental health advisory service (http://www.counselling.cam.ac.uk). Furthermore, the Cambridge University Students Union (CUSU) and Graduate Union (GU) run a Student Advice Service, employing a professional advisor who can provide confidential support (http://www.studentadvice.cam.ac.uk). For confidential and anonymous support between 7pm and 7am during full term, students can contact Nightline on 01223 744444 (http://cambridge.nightline.ac.uk).

Further information, including contact details, for all of the above resources (along with many more) can be found on the college website (http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/current-students/welfare-and-support). 

You can contact the Welfare Officer anytime using welfare@christsmcr.co.uk.