Sexual Health Contacts

Sexual Health Contacts

Free sexual health supplies are available in the MCR welfare box. The home of the welfare box is in the MCR (first floor of the Queen’s Building), but its temporary location (due to COVID-19) is in the pigeonhole room. Pregnancy tests can be collected from the MCR welfare box or requested anonymously via Nightline. Other resources are listed below:

The Lime Tree Clinic

Offers free contraception and STI screening. Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3DF. Request at-home STI kit online

Sexual Assault Referral Center (SARC)

Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) are specialist 24/7 services for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted. They aim to be one-stop services, providing the following under one roof: medical care and forensic examination following assault/rape, counselling and — in some locations — sexual health services. Services are free of charge and provided to women and men. Most SARCs are able to offer services to anyone including those who do not wish to report the assault to the police (‘self referrals’).

The sexual assault referral centre for Cambridgeshire is based at The Elms, in Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon and is available 24/7 to victims by calling 0800 193 5434. 

For more information and a directory of services, click here

The University

Offers advice to students who feel that they are being harassed and to students who are accused of harassment. 

Breaking the Silence

Provides information about the support and reporting options available inside and outside of the University.   

The Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centre

Provides a free national helpline on 08451 221 331. The helpline is open 12.00–2.30 pm and 7.00–9.30 pm every day of the year, providing support for female and male survivors, partners, family and friends. Support is also available from the Emerald Centre. 

Cambridge rape crisis

Provides a phone line twice a week which offers a confidential service of support and information provided over the telephone. 

Victim Support

Provides a confidential phone line for support and information on any crime. 


Provides information and advice on help and support after sexual assault 

University Counselling Service

Student Services Centre, Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3PT

Professional counsellors and therapists to whom students can talk in order to work through issues that affect them. 

01223 332865

CUSU (Cambridge University Students Union)

17 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX

Provides information, advocacy, resources and support in understanding your options and going through College and University procedures. 

01223 333313 / 01223 333179

Graduate Union

17 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX

The GU works on issues that affect Graduate Students at the University, and can support individual students. 

01223 333312


21 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BQ

Anonymous, confidential helpline run by students for students (Full Term only, 7pm-7am). 01223 367575

NHS Direct

24-hour medical advice and information helpline 111

Police — Cambridgeshire

Emergencies 999 

Rape Crisis

Box R, 12 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AD.

Information, advice and support for women survivors of rape and sexual abuse and for those supporting them. 01223 245888

The Samaritans (Cambridge Branch)

4 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW.

Befriending helpline for those in crisis or despair.

01223 364455 / 08457 909090