Support if you have/are experiencing Sexual Harassment
You can talk to one of the University Welfare Advisers to find out more about the support available both within and outside of the University. Report to an adviser and a Welfare Adviser will contact you to offer you an appointment.
You can get emotional and psychological support from the Wellbeing Team who are in the Holgate Student Centre and operate a service Monday-Friday within usual office hours. Appointments can be booked at the student information desk or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 01904 876477.
YSJU Students Union
You can also talk to any of your presidents in the Students Union. You can contact the Vice President of Welfare and Diversity at the Student Union: VPWD@yorksj.ac.uk or call in to the Student Union building.
Independent Domestic Abuse Service (IDAS) are a specialist charity based in York who supports anyone (male or female) who is a victim or survivor of domestic abuse. When you contact IDAS they will talk to you about your situation and agree what support you need. This can include anything from helping you through the criminal justice system, giving you information on benefits and housing, providing emotional support or referring you for counselling. IDAS offer a helpline and a web chat service.
Phone: 03000 110 110
Survive is a charity based in York who provides support to male and female survivors of rape, sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse. Survive is managed by a team of staff and volunteers who are trained in supporting people with experiences surrounding rape and sexual abuse. Survive offer a counselling service, one to one support sessions, support groups and a confidential helpline.
Helpline: 01904 642830
Bridge House SARC
The Bridge House Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) provides a range of services, including forensic medical examination, to anyone (male or female) in North Yorkshire aged 16 and over who has been raped or sexually assaulted. Bridge House is located in Bishopthorpe and the services are available whether or not the assault has been reported to the police.
You can telephone to make an appointment on 0330 2230099 (24 hour helpline).
The Samaritans provide a fully confidential listening service through their 24 hour helpline.
Phone: 116 123
Specific support for LGBT+ individuals
National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline
Advice and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Freephone: 0800 999 5428
Specific support for Male Victims
National charity supporting men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault/rape, as well as their partners and carers.
Phone: 0203 5983898
Men’s Advice Line
Advice and support for heterosexual, gay, bisexual and trans men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
Freephone: 0808 801 0327 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)
This confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence across the UK. Mankind support men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).
Helpline: 01823 334244 (weekdays 10am to 4pm)
Support for Stalking
National Stalking Helpline
The helpline can be contacted on 0808 802 0300 from 9.30am to 4pm on weekdays (except Wed, 1pm to 4pm) http://www.stalkinghelpline.org/
Paladin, National Stalking Advocacy Service
National service assisting victims of stalking in England and Wales. Services include national helpline: 020 3866 4107 http://paladinservice.co.uk/
Support for Forced Marriage and Honour-Based Violence
National charity supporting victims of forced marriage and ‘honour’ based violence. Services include a national Freephone helpline (open 9am - 9pm weekdays & 10am - 4pm weekends): 0800 5999 247 http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/
Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)
Joint Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office. Services include a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims of forced marriage. Telephone: 020 7008 0151 From overseas: +44 (0)20 7008 0151 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), Out of hours: 020 7008 1500 - ask for the Global Response Centre https://www.gov.uk/stop-forced-marriage
Other National Services
Rape Crisis England and Wales
National charity and umbrella body for network of independent member Rape Crisis organisations. They also have a national Rape Crisis Helpline which can be contacted on 0808 802 9999 between 12 noon – 2.30pm and between 7 – 9.30pm any day of the year. www.rapecrisis.co.uk
The Survivors Trust (TST)
National umbrella agency for specialist rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support organisations throughout the UK and Ireland. www.thesurvivorstrust.org 0808 801 0818
Refuge UK including National 24hr Domestic Violence Helpline
National charity providing a range of services for women and children affected by domestic violence. Services include a national Freephone 24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
Websites: http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/; http://www.refuge.org.uk/
Information and confidential advice line for anyone who is concerned about their violence or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner: 0808 802 4040 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm www.respectphoneline.org.uk
Revenge Porn Helpline
If you have had your intimate images shared without your consent, you can get support and advice from the revenge porn helpline: 0345 600 0459 Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm