Darwin College-Based Counselling Service

Many people sort out problems by talking to friends, family or staff in their College or Department.  Sometimes looking up some information about things that are concerning them is helpful and UCS has a large selection of self-help information available on their website.  However, there are times when this is not enough and you may wish to speak to the College-Based Counsellor in a private setting in College. Therefore, in addition to the University Counselling Service (UCS), Darwin College provides a free and confidential College-Based Counselling service for all postgraduate students registered at the College.

The College-Based Counsellor will schedule video and telephone appointments between 9am and 5pm during Lent Term.  Please be sure to indicate that you are a member of Darwin when you apply for counselling.

College-Based Counselling is a scheme at the University Counselling Service and subject to the same policies and procedures, including confidentiality.

Students completing the online form are encouraged to apply to UCS and College-Based Counselling simultaneously for the shortest possible waiting time

For more information and to apply, please go to: College-Based Counselling at Darwin and complete the online form.

Please note, that during peak times, your application will be acknowledged and your details may be placed on a waiting list until a suitable appointment becomes available. 

Student Drop-In Sessions at Darwin College please note that these will continue remotely in Easter Term.

On a Monday during term-time, two weekly one-off drop-in sessions are available to all students at Darwin who have concerns about their emotional well-being.  The sessions are short appointments, which last for around 20-30 minutes.  They provide an opportunity for students to talk confidentially about their concerns and to find out more about the emotional support available. 
Students can reserve a Drop-In appointment by emailing UCS Counselling Reception at counsellingreception@admin.cam.ac.uk.
Please ensure that you tell us the name of your College.
Please note these sessions are not suitable for students who are feeling at risk or in crisis.  In these situations the student should contact their Tutor, College Nurse or Chaplain who can arrange an appointment with a Mental Health Advisor, or  call NHS 111 option 2 to speak with a Mental Health professional or Samaritans on 116 123.
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