Mental Health Awareness Week starts with new online mental health support

In addition to the provision offered by the University Counselling Service, Cambridge students can now access free support with Big White Wall, an online mental health support platform.

Big White Wall mental health platform

Providing access to a 24/7 online global community wherever you are, Big White Wall offers a safe space online to share your thoughts, get creative, and to access resources and courses to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing.

On Big White Wall, you are totally anonymous to other members in the community, and your personal information is kept secure while you are on the site. Neither the University nor your College will be informed if you’ve signed up to Big White Wall or know of your activity unless moderators at Big White Wall are seriously concerned about your immediate safety.

Most members report feeling better and more able to cope with their workloads as a result of using the service and nearly 90% use Big White Wall outside of 9-5pm.

On the platform, you can sign up under ‘organisation’ with your academic @cam e-mail address.

Big White Wall will supplement and extend, but not replace counselling and emotional support offered by the UCS to students.

Big White Wall offers:

  • An anonymous peer-to-peer community where members can support each other online
  • This community is moderated by trained professionals available 24/7 (Care quality commission (CQC) registered and clinically moderated)
  • Out of hours support: evenings, weekends, holidays
  • Access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Self-assessments & recommended resources
  • Creative tools to help members express how they are feeling
  • A wide range of self-guided courses for members to do at their own pace

Mental Health and Wellbeing Courses provided by Big White Wall include Managing Depression, Managing Social Anxiety and Managing Self Harm. There are many more to choose from. Also available for members are Healthy Lifestyle Courses or Self-Development Courses. 

There are a variety of tools available which help members get the most out of each course such as:

Printable Worksheets - a selection of templates which can be used to self-monitor and complete homework tasks

Goal-Setter - A tool members can use to create, save and review goals

Journal - A private space which allows time for reflection.

What's on


Humanities Society - Rethinking the Emergence of the English

02/06/2020 at 18.00

The Humanities Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2020, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

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Virtual Shut Up and Write Sessions

03/06/2020 at 12.00

Up your writing game wherever you are! Virtual Shut Up and Write sessions are quiet times to write in a distraction-free environment. Protect your writing time and maintain an online  community with other Wolfson students. Think of it as your writing oasis!

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CANCELLED Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture - Dr Nicola Rollock

04/06/2020 at 17.30

CANCELLED. The 2020 'Lee Sing Tee Distinguished Lecture' will be given by Dr Nicola Rollock, who will share with us her thoughts and research on racial justice in education.

Science Society

Science Society - Why Can't I Get Rid of This Belief?

05/06/2020 at 18.00

The Science Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2020, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

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CANCELLED President's Cup Cricket Match

07/06/2020 at 10.00

We are sorry to say that owing to the current coronavirus outbreak, this event has been cancelled. 

Come and join us to see whether the President's team keep the trophy or whether the students can triumph as part of this annual Wolfson College tradition! 

More details to follow.