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.
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.
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
Contact details for useful outside agencies
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
The Samaritans (Cambridge) 24 hour helpline
Free specialist advice on immigration, housing, benefits etc.
Supports women and girls who have been sexually abused.
Supports men and boys who have been sexually abused.
Rape Crisis Centre
Bridge Drug information and treatment service
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 - 01245 357357