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Trinity College Welfare Support Chart

The chart below introduces the main sources of welfare support for students, with a brief summary on the type of advice, referral and signposting offered within College, as well as important sources of help beyond the College.

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Tutor

  • General oversight and monitoring.
  • Available via drop-in office hours and/or by appointment.
  • Pastoral support for work-related stress and/or personal difficulties.
  • Support and advice regarding financial difficulties.
  • Signposting to other sources of welfare support, including the Academic Skills Tutor.
  • Referral to College Nurse/Mental Health Adviser/DRC for physical or mental health matters.

Director of Studies

  • Regular termly meetings and also available by appointment.
  • Academic oversight, monitoring and support.
  • Academic and assessment concerns.
  • Referral to the Academic Skills Tutor.
  • Signposting or referral to Tutor or other appropriate welfare support.
  • Coordination with Tutor and students’ supervisors where necessary.

Senior Tutor

  • General oversight of welfare policies and provision.
  • Advice and support in complex or serious cases.

College Mental Health Adviser (MHA)

  • Self-referral or referral via Tutor/Nurse/Chaplains etc.
  • Support and advice on student mental health and needs.
  • Referral to appropriate counselling/CBT.
  • Advice on welfare policy and provision.

Chaplains

  • Listening to anything and everything that bothers or matters to students (irrespective of a student’s view on religion).
  • Support and advice on existential and spiritual matters.
  • Signposting to other welfare support.
  • Advice on welfare policy and provision.

Academic Skills Tutor

  • The AST’s main brief is to help students with academic skills such as essay writing.
  • In addition, the AST co-ordinates group sessions to support studies, such as time-management, sustaining motivation, as well as ‘managing emotions’ (with a counsellor).

College Nurse

  • Self-referral or referral by Tutor/Chaplains etc. Drop-in during surgery hours.
  • General health support & triage (symptom-checking, including Covid).
  • Liaising with and referral to GP on general health matters.
  • Liaising with specialist medical services such as the Adult East Disorder Services.
  • Signposting to other welfare suport.
  • Referral to MHA or DRC.

Other Support (College)

  • Fellow for Trinity women.
  • Fellow for LGBT+.
  • Fellow for Ethnic Diversity.

Peer Support (College)

  • Welfare Officers of TCSU and BA Society
  • Feedback on College Welfare Policy and Provision.

Peer Support (University & Other)

  • Cambridge Student Union Advice Service; confidential and impartial support.
  • Student Minds; self-help resources, signposting and an uplifting social media stream.
  • Together all; peer support for mental health including 24h text/voice counselling.

University Disability Resources Centre

  • Self-referral; referral by Tutor/Nurse/Chaplains etc.
  • Support for students with disabilities and/or special learning difficulties(e.g. dyslexia).
  • Meeting (possibly in College) with the DRC liaison officer by appointment.
  • Advice to College on equipment and other need-specific support.

University Counselling Service

  • Self-referral via the website.
  • Online or phone counselling, offers also group workshops.
  • Funds available for private counselling and long courses of therapy.

NHS & Other

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