Health and Wellbeing
All students are required to register with a doctor in Cambridge. There is no charge for their services and there are several surgeries close to the College.
Important general health advice for all students, as well as a list of local surgeries can be found on the College Intranet (Raven password required).
In an emergency please contact the porters (01223 332100), who will summon the appropriate assistance.
The University's advice on health and welfare for students is available on the Student Wellbeing website.
The College Nurse
The College has a part-time Nurse, Taryn Rothwell, who has a surgery in College on weekdays during term time.
Taryn is available to help with any concerns for both undergraduates and postgraduates, including help and advice with minor illnesses and injuries. If more specialised help or treatment is required, she will help refer you or point you in the right direction whether via your GP, the University Counselling Service or other local service.
Any information shared with the College Nurse is treated in strict medical confidence and will not be divulged to anyone without your consent. As with all health care environments, sharing information would only occur in exceptional circumstances.
Mental Health and Counselling
Many students find it useful to seek help for mental health or emotional issues and there are a number of ways of doing this. You might like to make an appointment to talk to your Tutor or to the College Nurse, or you might prefer to make contact directly with a counsellor.
University Counselling Service
The University Counselling Service (UCS) is available for all students and staff of the University. Details about the range of services available and how to make an appointment can be found on the UCS website.
In addition to the University Counselling Service, Magdalene provides a free and confidential College-Based Counselling service for all undergraduate and postgraduate students registered at the College.
College-Based Counselling is a scheme at the University Counselling Service and subject to the same policies and procedures, including confidentiality.
Details about counselling support, including how to make an appointment with the College-based Counsellor, can be found on the College Intranet (Raven password required).