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University Support Services

Occupational Health Service

The Occupational Health Service aims to complement the University's academic reputation by providing a support service that promotes and preserves both the physical and mental wellbeing of all staff, students and visitors


Address: 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1SB
Tel: (3)36594

Staff Counselling Service
Confidential personal counselling to help solve personal or work-related problems away from the work environment. College staff may be seen once for assessment and onward referral in the Student Counselling Service.

Address:17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX
Tel: (7) 62160

Sports Centre

The state of the art University of Cambridge Sports Centre is open for membership to students, staff, alumni and the wider community.  The physical and mental health benefits of exercise are well known, and with a fully equipped Fitness, Strength and Conditioning Suite, Sports Hall, Multi-Purpose Room, Five Courts, Squash Courts and a variety of exercise classes, there’s something for everyone.


Address: Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0A
Tel: (3)36580

Chaplaincy for University Staff
The Chaplain to University Staff is based at Great St Mary's, the University Church, and is available to all members of staff irrespective of their beliefs. The Chaplain also coordinates a Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre at Merton Hall Farmhouse on the West Cambridge site (corner of Madingley Road/JJ Thomson Avenue). The Centre has a number of prayer rooms, meeting rooms, a coffee lounge and a kitchen. It is accessible 24 hours a day (The key combination is available from the Chaplain).

Tel: 41719 (including details of all faith chaplaincies)

University Wellbeing Advocates

Wellbeing Advocates provide guidance and a general signposting service about wellbeing issues, including mental or physical health and dignity at work concerns, to members of staff within their own Institution/Faculty/Department.  They also promote local and University-wide wellbeing initiatives.  Most Wellbeing Advocates have completed Mental Health Lite training and other training to help their signposting role.


Other Useful Resources

NHS guidance on menopause – Women’s Health

Concern (the patient arm of the British Menopause Society) –
British Menopause Society –
Support for premature menopause –

Menopause Café – ‘gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss menopause’ –

Henpicked, Menopause in the Workplace –

Talking Menopause –
The Menopause Exchange –

Menopause Matters – Menopause Support –

Meg’s Menopause –
Faculty of Occupational Medicine –