Here at Peterhouse there are various welfare systems in place in order to provide you with the support that you need. There are two general JCR Welfare Officers who are here to support you throughout the year.
The responsibilities of the Welfare Officers include providing contraception, sexual health supplies and pregnancy tests for JCR members and also running weekly welfare hours in which students can attend and speak about anything that is troubling them - nothing is too trivial.
If this set-up doesn’t suit you, the Welfare Officers are not limited to their welfare hours and are able to be contacted via email or social media. They also run different welfare events throughout the term to keep morale up in College and give all students a chance to come and speak to them if they would like some support.
As well as the general welfare officers there are a whole range of JCR officers responsible for student welfare: the BME Officer, the Women and Marginalised Genders Officer, the LGBTQ+ Officer and the Disabilities and Illnesses Officer. Outside of the student body there are a range of student services in Peterhouse and throughout the University as a whole that can help. We can also help you navigate the system if you need a hand working out the best person to see.
Within college there are numerous sources of support and welfare. The Welfare Co-ordinator, Jennifer Adams-Massman, is on hand for student support. Tutors are available to talk to about problems of any kind and you may go to any tutor in Peterhouse if you are having a problem, not just your own. The College Nurse, Kim, is also available on weekdays. Outside of Peterhouse there are various other places you can go to seek counselling and advice such as the Students’ Unions' Advice Service at the University of Cambridge and the University Counselling Service (UCS). There are also a number of listening and advice services available should you need them. The CUSU welfare page https://www.cusu.co.uk/support/welfare/ has a helpful list of available organisations and phone numbers.
Outside of Peterhouse, there are various other places you can go to seek counselling and advice such as the Students’ Unions' Advice Service and the University Counselling Service (UCS). There are also a number of additional services available that offer advice should you need them. The Student Union website has a helpful list of available organisations and information about the support they offer: https://www.cambridgesu.co.uk/support/