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Mental health and wellbeing services

Information on mental health services available in Cambridgeshire.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

The Psychological Wellbeing Service

The Psychological Wellbeing Service can offer support to those aged 17 and over via a range of brief supported self-help and talking therapy options. The service usually helps people with mild to moderate mental health issues. You can self-refer to the service by calling 0300 300 0055 of or via CPFT NHS (click on self-refer psychological wellbeing service).

Chesterton Medical Centre
Union Lane
Cambridge
CB4 1PX

The Primary Care Mental Health Service

This service provides local specialist mental health support for anyone between 17-65 years of age within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and to support GPs in the treatment of mental health issues in primary care.

Recovery Coach Team

The Recovery Coach Team is a service available to help offer support for people who have accessed secondary services and are about to be discharged back to primary care (GP).

Older People's Mental Health CPFT over 65s

The service offers help for those over the age of 65 years with more complex mental health problems (such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, bi-polar depression) and/or memory problems. They offer assessments and interventions with different staff depending on the individual’s needs.

Brookfields Hospital
351 Mill Road
Cambridge
CB1 3DF

Lawrence Way Community Counselling Service

This service offers 1:1 counselling and group courses to residents of Cambridge City and surrounding areas. They also have psycho-educational courses which are delivered online.

37 Lawrence Way
Cambridge
CB4 2NF

Mental Health and Wellbeing Charities and Organisations

CPSL MIND

CPSL Mind is a mental health charity which promotes positive wellbeing across the communities and supports people on their road to recovery from a wide range of mental health challenges. They offer online support, community initiatives to connect people, counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, peer support groups, Perinatal services and opportunities to get involved with training, volunteering, campaigning and fundraising.

100 Chesterton Rd
Cambridge
CB4 1ER

Lifecraft

Lifecraft is a user-led organisation for adults in the Cambridge area who have experience of mental health difficulties in their lives. Services include creative activities, recovery groups, social activities and employment and volunteering opportunities. To access their services, you need to become a member you can contact them for more details on their website.

The Bath House
Gwydir Street
Cambridge
CB1 2LW

Everyturn

A non-profit, working on behalf of the NHS and local authorities. Everyturn is dedicated to supporting people and communities across the country with their mental health. We’re here so no one has to struggle alone.

Centre 33

Centre 33 supports young people up to the age of 25 with mental health, caring responsibilities, housing, sexual health and more. If you need someone to talk to you can visit, call, message or email and they will support you during their opening hours.

Group Therapy Centre

The Group Therapy Centre is a long-established, not-for-profit, psychological treatment service, and is unique in providing both short and long-term group therapy. They treat a wide variety of conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to more serious conditions such as bipolar and personality disorders. They offer CBT, Schema and Long-term open-ended group therapy. CBT services are free while other services incur a fee based on ability to pay.

3 Downing Pl
Cambridge
CB2 3EL

Arts and Minds

Arts on Prescription is a series of friendly, weekly art workshops for people experiencing depression, anxiety and/or other mental health problems. Led by a professional artist and a qualified counsellor, they offer the chance to experience working with a wide range of materials and techniques, including drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Sessions last for two hours and are open to all abilities they offer the opportunity to work on something creative, stimulating and absorbing with the aim of increasing well-being. Email for more information on how to be referred to the service.

Cambridge Junction
Clifton Way
Cambridge
CB1 7GX

PoetsIN

PoetsIN is an award-winning charity whose goal is to help those in need heal, learn, and grow with the power of words delivered through a UK-wide programme of online and in-person creative writing workshops, mentorship programs, and listening programs.

The Eco Innovation Centre
City Road
Peterborough
PE1 1SA

Make Do and Mend

This organisation provides workshops for people who experience mental distress. These workshops aim to promote recovery by developing self-esteem through developing skills. Workshops include areas such as candle making, guitar and cookery. There is a small membership fee to join.

Men's Sheds

These are kitted out community spaces where men can enjoy practical hobbies. They’re about making friends, learning and sharing skills. They are often run by volunteers, so don’t worry if you don’t hear back right away. Take a look at their website to find your local shed.

Caring together

Caring Together is a leading charity supporting carers of all ages across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. They offer homecare to give carers a break and offer valuable support to the person who is being cared for with visits of 1 hour or more. They also offer emotional support including a listening ear and counselling. Through the website you can connect with local carer groups and support from other carers in your local area.

LDH House
St Ives
Cambridgeshire
PE27 4AA

Age UK

Age UK is a local charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers. They offer support in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and countrywide supporting older people to remain independent in their own homes as well as providing opportunities to meet people and develop friendships.

Affordable counselling

The Cogwheel Trust

The Cogwheel Trust provides counselling services in Cambridgeshire, they are a charity which asks for donations towards appointments based on income. They are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and can support individuals with worry, stress, burnout, depression and other mental health issues.

66 Devonshire Rd
Cambridge
CB1 2BL

Choices counselling

Choices offer a confidential counselling service for women and men whose lives are affected by childhood sexual abuse. You can contact them directly and self-refer for support. Choices ask for a contribution towards the cost of counselling which can be as little of as much as you can afford, but no-one will be turned away because they cannot afford it.

Choices counselling website
T:
01223 358149
Email Choices Counselling

Evolve counselling

Evolve Counselling is a mental health charity providing affordable counselling and related services to organisations and to those in the local community who either can't afford to pay market rates or wait for a GP appointment, ensuring a lack of funds is no barrier to getting help. They support people with a wide variety of problems including anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, critical or chronic illness, disability, life change and many more.

Various locations

Relate

Offers counselling services for every type of relationship. They provide advice on marriage, LGBT issues, divorce and parenting. They can also provide psycho-sexual counselling.

Various locations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (including Addenbrooke’s)

Online support

How Are You Cambridge and Peterborough

H.A.Y is a website that brings together everything in the local Cambridgeshire community that is good for mental wellbeing. It includes activities from yoga to singing, sports clubs to arts groups, places to talk or get a cup of tea, plus information about local professional mental health support.

The Mighty

Having over 2 million users, The Mighty is a digital community that connects people with chronic pain and other health challenges. After creating your profile, you will be able to join the communities and follow topics that might be of interest to you such as chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis or migraine. You will also have the option to write posts and comment, which could be a great way of chatting with people experiencing similar conditions.

My Chronic Pain Team

My Chronic Pain Team is a social network that creates space in which people experiencing various conditions can find emotional support and practical advice. The platform allows users to connect with others based on their age, diagnosis and location. After joining, you will be able to see the activity page where everyone posts their updates such as describing their day.

Pain Support UK

Founded by a chronic pain sufferer herself, Pain Support UK offers a wide range of online support and guidance. There’s advice on how to maintain healthy relationships despite living with pain, how to get the best out of medical consultations, pain relief techniques and which foods to embrace (and avoid), as well as forums where you can chat with fellow sufferers.

Helplines

First Response Service

First Response Service is a 24-hour service for people in a mental health crisis, you can access this by dialling 111 and then choosing option 2. This service is for anyone, of any age, living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough The phone will be answered by a trained mental health professional who will be able to listen to your concerns and help you get the support you need. They can offer advice over the phone, put you in contact with the crisis services or even refer you to a Sanctuary - safe places run by Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind).

Lifeline

Lifeline is a mental health and wellbeing helpline for people aged 18 and over living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, is available from 11am-11pm 7 days a week via freephone 0808 808 2121. The line will support people to manage their wellbeing, provide self-help advice or signpost to other organisations for particular concerns.

Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. They can be contacted via their helpline 116 123 24/7, by email, letter or through their self-help app.

4 Emmanuel Road
Cambridge
CB1 1JW

Mind Infoline

The team provides information on a wide range of topics including types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy.

  • T: 030012 33393
  • Opening times: Monday – Friday, 09:00-18:00
SANEline

SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.