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Sexual assault helplines

By Adrian 08 Feb 2021

In the intercollegiate halls, the Warden and Resident Advisors are available for private, confidential discussions about anything affecting your wellbeing. We can help you in making a decision about reporting what has happened. If an incident has occurred within the halls, please speak with your Warden. We will take any allegations of this kind seriously and sensitively, respecting your right to decide whether and how much to report.

The resources below may be helpful for both immediate and ongoing support if you have been affected by rape or sexual assault.

For Women 

NHS 

Help after rape and sexual assault

Sexual Abuse Referral Centres - Find a SARC

Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens.  Don’t be afraid to get help.

SARCs are specialist medical and forensic services for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.  They aim to be one-stop service, providing the following under one roof: medical care and forensic examination following assault/rape and, in some locations, sexual health services. Medical Services are free of charge and provided to women, men, young people and children.

Rape Crisis 

Helpline:  0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)

rapecrisis.org.uk

Live chat helpline

National Organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse. 

See website for local groups or contact directory enquiries.

Victim Support

Supportline: 08 08 16 89 111

Rape and sexual assault

Our services are confidential, free and available to anyone who's been raped or sexually assaulted, now or in the past. We can help, regardless of whether you have told the police or anyone else about the attack.  Our volunteers can visit you at home (if you want us to, and if doing so will not put you at further risk) or somewhere else if you prefer. If you don't want to see anyone face-to-face, you can also talk to us on the 'phone, either at one of our local offices or at the national Victim Supportline.

Women Against Rape

womenagainstrape.net

This is the joint website of  Women Against Rape and Black Women's Rape Action Project. Both organisations are based on self-help and provide support, legal information and advocacy. We campaign for justice and protection for all women and girls, including asylum seekers, who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence.

The Survivors Trust

Helpline: 0808 801 0818

thesurvivorstrust.org 

Find support

Rape and sexual abuse can happen to anyone regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, culture or social status.  Living with the consequences of rape and sexual abuse can be devastating. We believe that all survivors are entitled to receive the best possible response to their needs whether or not they choose to report.

Women's Aid Federation

womensaid.org.uk

Chat to us

Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year.  We work to end violence against women and children, and support over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the country.

For Men

Survivors UK – Male Rape and Sexual Abuse Support

survivorsuk.org 

We understand the effect which male rape and sexual abuse can have upon those who are forced to experience it, and we're well aware of the traumatic process which it can set in motion. If you are a man who has suffered sexual abuse or rape in the past, you can turn to us for help. We have a range of support options to help you recover from your experience and put the past behind you.

Rape Crisis 

Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)

rapecrisis.org.uk

National Organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse. 

Many Rape Crisis Centres provide support services for men and boys who have experienced sexual violence, as a child and/or as an adult. Rape Crisis Centres that do not provide services for men or boys will be able to give you information about relevant support organisations.  See website for local groups or contact directory enquiries.  

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Adrian a medical doctor, the University of London Student Health & Wellbeing Manager, and the Warden of Connaught Hall. He is passionate about advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion. Adrian's interests include fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and insight meditation, medical education, social psychology, and human factors / crisis resource management.
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