Reach Out Campaign posters appear across College

The University of Cambridge’ s Reach Out campaign posters have been posted around College this term.

The campaign has been developed to signpost students to a range of services available to those with mental health issues following a review of these services.

The review, which was started more than a year ago, came at a time of rising demand for mental health services around the University. The numbers accessing mental health services has increased by around 30% in the last four years.

Lisa Déry, Head of Wellbeing at Trinity Hall said: “We are delighted to be taking part in the University’s Reach Out Campaign as we are keen for our students here at Trinity Hall to be aware of and to make the most of all the services available to them.”

“You will see Reach Out posters around the College, highlighting where you can access support right across the collegiate university. The main message being, of course, that if you are experiencing any kind of difficulty please don’t hesitate to reach out for help.”

Trinity Hall Fellow and the University’s Head of Student Support, Natalie Acton said at the campaign’s launch: “The wellbeing of our students is a high priority for us at Cambridge, and we are committed to ensuring our students get the support they need, when they need it.”

Cambridge’s collegiate system provides a broad range of student support, both within Colleges, where students live, study and socialise, and via University services such as counselling, and accessibility and disability. It is important that students can navigate what they need quickly and easily. They’ll be able to access information signposting them to the range of services available.

The university website detailing these services has been upgraded and Trinity Hall’s Wellbeing, support and reporting pages can be found on our website.

You’ll also notice new posters around College pointing students towards the wellbeing, reporting and support pages of the Trinity Hall webpages. These have been produced to give students clearer advice on where to get the support they need, including reporting options.