Health and Welfare support over the summer term

Dear all,

I hope you all had a great May Week!

As the summer term begins, I just want to let you know that support is still available from the college throughout the summer.

Graduate Tutors
Graduate tutors are often your first point of call for many welfare issues. They will be able to direct you to the relevant resource to help support you through whatever issue you may have.

Senior Tutor
Senior tutors have wide-ranging responsibilities within the College. They have overall responsibility for student welfare provision within College, particularly with urgent and serious welfare issues.

College Dean
The College dean plays a broader role in college welfare, and happy to chat with students about any welfare issue they might need a little support with.

College Nurses
The College Nurses, Helen James (Registered General Nurse and Counsellor) and Esther Manning (Registered Mental Health Nurse), are available. Any information shared with the service is treated in strict medical confidence. Wellbeing and physical health appointments throughout the day bookable 24hrs in advance. You can book an appointment via this link:

Student Welfare Officers: Clare MCR currently has four welfare officers: Tim Moy (welfare), Jojo Benn (welfare), Ekim Luo (BAME), Sammie Mason (welfare) and Owen Taylor (LGBTQ+), who are free for a chat, in confidence, if you have any questions or want to know where to go where to go for support:

The Porters
If you have urgent health need, the porters are available 24/7 and can provide advice on where to go and who to contact

  • Old Court Porters' Lodge
    Trinity Lane
    Cambridge CB2 1TL
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 333200 Email:
  • Memorial Court Porters' Lodge
    Queen's Road
    Cambridge CB3 9AJ
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 333261 Email:
  • Castle Court Porters' Lodge
    Chesterton Lane
    Cambridge CB4 3AA
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 333288 Email:

First response
If you need an emergency ambulance or other emergency help call 999 without delay, then inform the porters so they can offer you support and ensure the paramedics can gain access to the building (if in college accommodation or building). Alternatively, in an emergency the nearest A&E/ER (accident and emergency) is at Addenbrookes hospital on Hills Road, Cambridge.

In any mental health crisis, you can contact the First Response Service at any time by dialling 111 and selecting option 2. This enables you to access immediate advice, support, and appropriate treatment from trained NHS staff 24/7.

I hope you all have a relaxing, refreshing and beautiful summer,
Clare MCR Love,


Jasmin Bath
04 Jul 2022