The Welfare Officers are here to help with any personal problems of the MCR, and make life that much more comfortable. Please feel free to contact them about anything.
The MCR Male Welfare Officer (mcr-menswelfare@chu) is to see that all members of the MCR have someone to talk to, and to improve the well-being of all MCR members.
Women’s Welfare Officer
The MCR Female Welfare Officer (mcr-womenswelfare@chu) is there to see that all members of the MCR have someone to talk to if they are feeling troubled.
The MCR Families Representative (mcr-families@chu) shall represent the views of the members of the Middle Common Room with families. In the absence of an equivalent officer on the GU, she/he will liaise with the GU Mature Students’ Representative.
The LGBT Officer is there to provide a supportive atmosphere for everyone identifying at LGBTQ+.
Other Welfare Information
Please see the welfare page for lots of useful welfare information.
Apart from the counselling and support activities mentioned below, the MCR Welfare Officers are also responsible for the Parenting Scheme, in which Freshers are given a “parent” to introduce them to Churchill.
Your MCR Welfare Officer is there for you to chat to about any worries you have or problems you may be experiencing. Don’t hesitate to contact them no matter how silly you may think the reason. Having problems filling in forms? Irritated with your supervisor? Stressed? Relationship trouble? Housemates driving you mad? Money worries? Or just fancy a cup of coffee/tea or a beer in the MCR bar… get in touch! They can also provide you with free condoms, lubricant, oral shields (dental dams), pregnancy tests, and attack alarms. Female condoms (femidoms) and non-latex condoms are available upon request.
- College nurse: Jo Livingstone (+44 1223 36133 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jo is available in the college surgery at the times advertised on the student and Porters’ pin board as well as the Nurse surgery website. Start here for any physical or mental health concerns.
- College Counsellor: Tim Ellis, email@example.com who will normally reply within 24 hours. There is more information at https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/student-hub/resources/support-welfare/counselling/
- Local GP Surgeries
- Huntingdon Rd Surgery 01223 364 127
- 67 Bridge Street 01223 355 060