East Barnwell Health Centre

East Barnwell Health Centre, Ditton Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8SP

Telephone: 01223 728900


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PATIENT NOTICE - We will be closed from 2.30pm on Wednesday 27th March 2024 for staff training. For non-urgent queries, please use our Online Patient Triage. For medical problems that can't wait until we re-open, please call 111 or in an emergency dial 999. 

Mental Health

If you experience a mental health crisis call 111 option 2 for advice.

Counselling / Therapy

Lawrence Way Community House – tel no 01223 425419 (answerphone)

Free time-limited counseling if you live in the following electoral wards: Arbury, East Chesterton, Abbey or King’s Hedges.

Brief ‘CBT’ for anxiety, Couples counseling, They also run anger management courses twice a year, Centre 33 (counseling for under 25s) 01223 316488, Bereavement CRUSE 01223 302662


Group Therapy Centre, 3 Downing Place 357221 –  £9 / session in the evening.

Relate, 3 Brooklands Avenue – 01223 357424 (also offer psychosexual therapy) Website

Cogwheel Trust (work with couples and families)  01223 464385.

Family & divorce centre (mediation) 01223 576308/9

Jeanette Josse (Individual, Marital and Family Therapist) 01223 460122

General Counselling – Parkside 01223 242029, Cambridge Consultancy 01223 415039

Norfolk St cafe / resource centre. 47-51 Norfolk St. Delicious lunches! Click here

Anxiety and depression

There is good evidence that one of the best treatments for anxiety and depression is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Click here to access an online computerised CBT course written by a team of UK psychologists.

Moodgym  is an Australian award-winning on-line CBT program. One study showed an improvement of 4.0 points on depression scale compared to 1.0 with placebo intervention).

If you would prefer to have supervised CBT then you could see Jo De Bono (07789 646974) & Paul Delderfield (07748 504474) privately.

Phobics Society is a first class resource with questionnaires & links

Detailed self-help workbooks:

Anxiety / depression


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (e.g. difficult birth)

Shyness & Social Anxiety

Sleep Problems

“I’m tired all the time doctor” / Chronic Fatique Syndrome

Available from the Mental Health Info link at The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Excellent books on depression:

Greenberger – Mind Over Mood

Gilbert – Overcoming Depression (local libraries have several copies of these two books which can be reserved for you) http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/library/

Prevention of teenage suicide written both for young people and their parents: Papyrus (0870 170 4000)

Visit patient access https://patient.info/health for information on a range of mental health issues.


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