Health and wellbeing are key elements of your studies and college life at Robinson. Recognising the importance of the link between being well and learning well, the College has both a dedicated Wellbeing Team and a Wellbeing Centre (Thorneycreek House).
The Robinson Wellbeing Team are available to all students. The team offers professional health and wellbeing support, and plays a key role in the College’s whole-community approach to student wellbeing. The Wellbeing team can also help students with navigating referrals, signposting and links where NHS or specialist support services are best placed to meet the needs of the student. The team is friendly, approachable and here to support students in fulfilling their potential at Robinson.
How to get in touch
Support is available from the Robinson Wellbeing Team Monday to Friday during daytime office hours. To contact us with any questions or concerns, or to book an appointment, you can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org For any urgent support on evenings and weekends, students are encouraged to contact the Porter's Lodge in the first instance to speak with a College staff member who can help you with identifying next steps. You can drop in to the Lodge in person, or contact the Porters by telephone: 01223 339100
Who we are
Karen Tate (Head of Wellbeing)
Leads the College’s strategic approach to student wellbeing, and provides wellbeing or mental health advice or support for students. Wellbeing support might involve developing strategies or tools to help with functioning well or feeling good, helping with referrals or accessing NHS or specialist services, or being in touch to discuss any wellbeing, mental health or life challenges that may be impacting on your student experience.
Telephone: 01223 330731
Anne Considine (College Nurse)
Offers confidential help with a range of health and welfare needs. This includes assessment, advice and support for minor injuries and illnesses as well as support with wellbeing concerns, worries and mental health conditions. If you are unwell: Let the Porters know and they will contact the College Nurse or book direct with College Nurse.
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Telephone: 01223 339136
Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 09:00 -17:30 though there is some flexibility according to need.
Please email the nurse if you wish to discuss anything and the nurse will arrange to call you back.
NB College Surgery is not usually open vacation time.
Rev’d Dr Simon Perry (Chaplain)
Conducts Chapel Services and supports the welfare of all students, staff and Fellows. As Chaplain and a member of the Wellbeing Team, Simon can offer a supportive, listening ear in confidence to students.
Wider Welfare Resources
- Your Tutor can help as a first port of call if you need some help or support during your studies.
- Your Director of Studies is the key person you work with on approaching your academic work and developing skills that support studying effectively.
- The Porters' Lodge is staffed 24/7. Visit or call the Porters' Lodge any time for help with a range of areas which include security matters, information, taxis or emergencies.
- The Robinson College Students’ Association Welfare Officer is an elected student representative who leads the student voice on welfare matters at Robinson.
- The Information for Junior Members handbook contains further details on wellbeing and welfare at Robinson.
- The University’s Student Support service is available to all students at Robinson , https://www.studentsupport.cam.ac.uk/ . This includes the Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre (ADRC), University Counselling Service (UCS), Student Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service.
- Further information about the NHS and GP Services are available here, alongside external mental health services and resources.
- The Psychological Wellbeing Service Psychological Wellbeing Service (IAPT) | CPFT NHS Trust offers support for common mental health problems in person and online. You can self-refer.
- The University’s website offers many resources to support your health & wellbeing https://www.wellbeing.admin.cam.ac.uk
Updated 29th September 2022