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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     Email     Website   

The University Staff Counselling Service

The USCC offers a range of support for University and College staff (please check eligibility on our website), including confidential one to one counselling for anyone struggling with their mental health, experiencing personal problems or work related issues.

Address: 2 - 3 Bene't Place, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EL

Tel: (7) 62160     Email     Website   

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
     Email     Website 


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     Email     Website

University Wellbeing Advocates


Wellbeing Advocates provide guidance and a general signposting service about wellbeing issues, including mental or physical health and Dignity @ 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.


Email     Website  


Other Useful Resources

NHS Menopause Help and Support

Concern (the patient arm of the British Menopause Society)
British Menopause Society (For healthcare professionals)
Women's Health Concern (The patient arm of the BMS)

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 
Faculty of Occupational Medicine
Colleague Managing your Menopause Pack