Useful Links

Useful Websites

Counselling and Wellbeing

Anglia Ruskin Counselling and Wellbeing Service

National Centre for Domestic Violence

0844 8044 999 (24 hour)

0800 902070 (minicom)

Or text NCDV to 60777

Free service for domestic abuse victims, access to family solicitors, help with injunctions, emergency child contact orders and non-molestation orders, direct links with local councils, housing authorities, health centres, refuges and women’s aid centres.


Rights of Women

0207 251 6577

Rights of Women-free confidential helpline, run by female solicitors and barristers, for women needing legal advice about domestic abuse or any other legal matters, including divorce.


Essex Social Services

0845 603 7634

0845 606 1212 (out of hours)

Offers help, advice and information for domestic abuse victims.



0800 800 5000

Provides help and support for adults concerned about a child.



0800 1111 (24 hr)

Provides help and support for children and young people.


Men’s Advice Line

0808 801 0327 (office hours)

Advice and support for men experiencing domestic abuse.


Safer Places

0845 017 7668 (24hr)

Provides a range of services which respond to the individual needs and circumstances of adults and children affected by domestic abuse.


Refuge: National Domestic Violence helpline

0808 2000 247 (24 hr)

Gives practical support to domestic abuse victims and can refer women and their children to refuges across the UK.


Victim Support

0845 456 5995 - Essex helpline (weekdays 8am-8pm, Sat. 9am-5pm)

0845 30 30 900 -national helpline (weekdays 9am-8pm, weekends 9am-7pm, bank holidays 9am-5pm)

Help for any victims of crime, whether or not it has been reported to the police and regardless of when it happened.


General Advice - Citizens Advice Bureau
Alcohol - Alcohol Concern
Consumer Rights - Government website
Chlaymydia Testing - NHS Information on symptoms and where to get tested
Drugs - Release, an independant drug charity
Eating Disorders - B-Eat Beat Eating Disorders
Hate Crime - Stopthehate
Health Information and Awareness - NHS Direct
Housing issues - Shelter
HIV/Aids information - Avert
HIV advice and information - Terence Higgins Trust
International Students - UK Council for International Student Affairs
Lesbian and Gay - Lesbian and Gay Foundation
Mental Health - Mind charity
Pregnancy and Abortion Advice - British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Relationship Issues - Relate
Rental Housing Standards - Shelter
Rented Private Accomodation - Citizens Advice Bureau
Self Harm- Self Harm UK
Students with Disabilities - Skill, National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
Student Finance - DfeS
Travelling Abroad - Health Advice for Travelling

Study Skills Websites

Assessment Offences video link  
Study Skills Plus 
The Library Information and Study Guides - including a breakdown of the Harvard Referencing System.
British Council Site for Improving English

Money Advice Websites

NHS Bursaries - NHS bursary website
Money issues - Money Saving Expert
Money advice - Money Advice Service
National minimum wage - Government website
Debt issues - National debtline

Cambridge Contacts

Contact details for useful outside agencies

Open Out
The Open Out scheme is a third party reporting service that offers infomation, advice and support to victims of hate crime.  Hate crime takes on many forms from bullying and verbal abuse to harassment and asault.  It is targeting people because of their race, faith, sexuality, gender or disability.
01223 823552 or 07850 131583

Family planning information about local services
01223 533320

The Samaritans (Cambridge) 24 hour helpline
116 123 ( free phone number )

Free specialist advice on immigration, housing, benefits etc.
01223 712222

Supports women and girls who have been sexually abused.
01223 467897

Supports men and boys who have been sexually abused.
01223 314438

Rape Crisis Centre
01223 245888

Bridge Drug information and treatment service
01223 214614

Chelmsford Contacts

Citizen Advice Bureau - 01245 205656
Sexual Health Clinic - The Fairfield Centre, Dukes Walk, in bus station - 01245 315901
Victim Support - 0845 456 5995 
Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse  - 01206 769795
Essex Social Services - 0845 603 7634
Samaritans for Chelmsford and Mid-Essex - 116123 ( free phone number )

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