Clare College Cambridge

Health & Welfare



All students are allocated a personal Tutor,  a Fellow of Clare whose main roles are to advise on pastoral issues and to act as the student’s representative when dealing with the University or other institutions.

College Nurse 

Clare has a part time College Nurse, Helen James, who is available to help students with a wide variety of health and welfare problems.  Any information given is treated in strict medical confidence.

Clare Mental Health Advisor

Juliet Bristow – is available to see students who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues. Her working days are Mondays, Wednesdays and alternate Fridays. To arrange an appointment with Juliet, please ask your tutor or Helen James for a referral.

The Dean

Rev'd Dr Jamie Hawkey is responsible for the running of the Chapel and has a general pastoral role in the College. He is happy to talk with all members of the College – of any faith or none – about any matters of concern.

Welfare Officers

The Welfare Officers are there,  alongside the College Pastoral team, to help provide support and advice to the student body.


Peer2Peer is a student-run programme which offers informal, confidential support to undergraduates and graduates during their time at Clare.