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Student Wellbeing

Student wellbeing is a paramount importance at Comberton Village College and there is a range of support in place for those students who require it. Please see the dropdown menus for more detailed information.

Pastoral Care

Keep Your Head is a useful website for students in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who may be concerned about their own or others' mental health.

CASUS is the Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Substance Use Service, provided by the NHS Foundation Trust. CASUS provides information, support and specialist treatment in Cambridgeshire, around drug and alcohol use, to young people under 18 and their families. The website contains information on their services, including how to refer yourself, or somebody else, and lots of information and advice around drugs, alcohol, and mental wellbeing.

Click here to access the Self Harm Awareness Ebook for Parents

Click here to view the Cambridgeshire County Council leaflet, 'A Parents Guide to New Psychoactive Drugs'

Click here for more information about the drug Xanax.

Dealing with Exam Stress

With GCSE exams just around the corner and revision is a priority for thousands of students,  Exam anxiety is reportedly at record levels and to help address this, BBC Bitesize has launced a new website following the results of questioning students as to what resources would help them. The answer was short, shareable videos from young people who had recently taken exams and this has led to the launch of - described as 'smart advice from exam surivors'.

Listen Cambridge

This “Parents supporting parents” group in Cambridge offers a safe place to talk to others in the same situation and be heard. It is open to any parent who is worried about their child or young person with social or emotional mental health problems - not need or disability specific.

The group meets on the last Thursday of every month at Trumpington Meadows Primary School,  Kestrel Rise, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9AY.  

For more information please contact

External organisations

CPFT deliver many of the NHS services that are provided outside of hospital and in the community such as physical, mental health and specialist services. 

CPFT are a Health and social care organisation who provide:-

  • Specialist mental health and learning disability services;
  • Children and young people’s mental health services;
  • Children’s community services in Peterborough;
  • Social care;
  • and ground-breaking research

CPFT aim:  To offer people the best help to do the best for themselves’

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust,

Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge Road, Cambridge CB21 5EF.   

Tel: 01223 219400. Website: 

Centre 33 Young Carers Project Worker: Cat Papastavrou Brooks
33 Clarendon Street,  Cambridge, CB1 1JX
Tel: 07496 618968  or 01223 307488

Carers Trust Young Carers Policy and Development Officer: Tania Bingham
4 Meadow Park, Meadow Lane, St Ives PE27 4LG
Tel: 0345 241 0954 or 01480 499090. Mobile: 07720 343401
Twitter: @CarersTrust  @YoungerCarers

Cambridgeshire County Council Young Carers’ Assessor: Maya Kalinowska
Young Carers’ Assessment Team, Amundsen House, Compass Point Business Park
18 Stocks Bridge Way, St Ives, PE27 5JL
Tel: 01480 372798 or 01480 727964

Total Voice. An advocacy service for adults, carers, and children and young people who are looked after or are in need. The service can support with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, mental ill-health, sensory impairments, social of health care needs and NHS health complaints. Find out more at

Talk to Frank. This is an organisation that offers friendly and confidential advice on drugs.   


Tel: 0300 123 6600 or text 82111