Clare College Cambridge

Health & Welfare

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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.

Health & Wellbeing Service 

Helen James (Registered General Nurse and Counsellor) and Esther Manning (Registered Mental Health Nurse), are available all year round for health advice and guidance.  

They offer assessment, support and advice for mental health concerns, disability and health advice, minor illnesses and injuries, or more general support for all manner of worries and personal or emotional issues.  If more specialised help or treatment is required, they will refer or signpost you in the right direction whether via your GP, the University Counselling Service or other local services. 

The Dean, Rev'd Dr Mark Smith 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.