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
T: 0300 300 0055
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 09:00-16:00
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.
T: 01733 748777
Referral: Ask your GP for more information
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).
T: 01733 748877
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.
351 Mill Road
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 psychoeducational courses which are delivered online.
37 Lawrence Way
Mental Health and Wellbeing Charities and Organisations
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
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
T: 01223 566957
Opening times: Monday 12:00-18:00, Tuesday-Thursday 12:00-17:00, Friday 12:00-19:00
Insight provides free talking therapies and counselling for adults to help with common issues such as low mood, stress and anxiety. You can self-refer via their webpage or through your GP.
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.
T: 0333 414 1809
Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 12:00-17:00, Saturday 10:00-13:00
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
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.
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
Opening times: Everyday 09:00-22:00
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.
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 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.
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.
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
T: 01223 464385
Opening times: Monday to Friday 09:00-16:30
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.
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.
T: 01223 233047 / 01733 553166
Opening hours: Everyday 11:00-23:00
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)
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.
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.
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 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.
Opening times: Everyday 11:00-23:00
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
Post: Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA
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 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.
Opening times: Everyday, 16:30-22:30