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Disability Resource Centre


The Disability Resource Centre is not an emergency service

If you don't know where to turn in an emergency or out of hours, here are a number of options:

  • Many Colleges have Porters' Lodges that are staffed 24 hours a day.
  • Many Colleges have a Tutorial system with a tutor on call.
  • You might contact a friend, neighbour or family member.
  • Contact your GP. Outside normal surgery hours, the Urgent Care Cambridgeshire (UCC) service is available - see below.
  • The self-help section on the Counselling website may have some useful information

Please note that if you want to contact the Disability Resource Centre quickly or in an emergency during opening hours then it is better to phone on 332301.


Here are other useful contact details:

NHS 111

In England call 111 for 24-hour medical advice and information. For information on the Coronavirus visit:

Information about Coronavirus can also be found at: and on the Student Well-Being pages: The Student Minds website also contains useful information: as does Mind:

For help in a Mental Health crisis call 111 and ask for Option 2 for the First Response service

Addenbrooke's Accident and Emergency (A & E)

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge

Tel: 01223 217118

Urgent Care Cambridgeshire

Out of hours GP service

Tel: 0330 123 9131

The Samaritans

(Cambridge Branch)

4 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW.

24-hour helpline: 01223 364455 or 08457 909090

Email: (national site)

Befriending helpline for those in crisis or despair. Open 24 hours and 365 days.

Students Unions' Advice Service

SUAS is available during working hours, details are here:


17 St Edwards Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ.

Please see the update regarding Cambridge Nightline services during Easter Term 2020

Cambridge Nightline is pleased to announce that, although we're not going to be able to offer our normal service this term, we will be running an email service instead. From Monday 27th April, you can email us at and receive a reply from a volunteer within 48 hours. Our software will automatically strip any personal information so all contact will stay anonymous, just as before. Just like with our usual calls and instant messages, feel free to write to us about anything that's on your mind.

For further information see the Nightline web site.

Keep Your Head

Keep Your Head brings together reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children, young people, adults, professionals, and schools across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

NHS First Response Service: Are you in a mental health crisis? Then call 111 option 2