In an emergency:
Specialist support available
- The Havens: are here to help you if you’ve been raped or sexually assaulted in the past 12 months.
- Ashiana: are based in East London and provide support to South Asian, Turkish and Middle Eastern women experiencing domestic violence. They offer advice/advocacy and specialist counselling services, as well as refuge spaces
- The London Survivors Gateway: support to victims and survivors of rape and sexual abuse to access specialist services in London. Free phone – 0808 801 0860.
- Nia East London Rape Crisis Service: provides free, confidential specialist help for women and girls who have been raped or experienced any other form of sexual violence. Their services are for women of all ages including young women over the age of 14, whatever the assault and whenever it occurred – 0800 160 1036. Or for other areas of England and Wales, you can find a local Rape Crisis Centre.
- The National Rape Crisis helpline: provides support to women and girls aged 13+ who have survived any form of sexual violence, at any time in their lives. Open every day of the year (including bank holidays) between 12.00 and 2.30 pm and 7.00 and 9.30 pm - 0808 802 9999.
- Solace Rape Crisis: work with women and girls over the age of 13 who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any point in their lives. They have support workers across Central and North London. Helpline - 0808 8010305, Email - email@example.com
- Survivors UK: specialist support service for those who identify as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, and have experienced sexual violence and/or abuse. They have an online/text/WhatsApp helpline service.
- Male Survivors' Partnership: Support for male survivors of sexual offences. Their helpline is available on 0808 800 5005 and there is also a text service and online chat function available via Safeline here.
- Galop: advice and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people who have experienced sexual violence – 020 7704 2040.
- Respond: Support for people with a learning disability, autism or both who are victims of sexual abuse - 020 7380 8257.
- The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC): the UK’s leading national charity offering information and support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect – 0808 801 0331 (10am-9pm Monday-Thursday and 10am-6pm on Fridays).
- The Survivors Trust: The Survivors Trust has 120 member organisations based in the UK & Ireland which provide specialist support for women, men and children who have survived rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse - 08088010818.
Queen Mary Support for Students
Report and Support: you can report an incident using the Queen Mary’s Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support by filling in the form with your contact details. In the case of reporting with contact details and requesting an investigation, a member of the Academic Appeals, Conduct and Complaints team will discuss with you whether your report can be dealt with under the Code of Student Discipline. If requesting support, you will be referred to Advice and Counselling.
For Medical Students: If you experience of witness this during a clinical placement this should be reported via Report and Support. Your report will be triaged and referred to the Governance Manager and Student Academic & Pastoral Support Office within the School. Guidance on what SMD will do with such reports and the additional support available can be found on the QMPlus module here.
Queen Mary Support for Staff
- Confidential support, which is independent from Queen Mary
- Accessible via phone, e-mail, instant messaging and website
- No cost to you
- Professional consultation, counselling, information, resources and referrals to services in your local area
- No limit to the number of issues you can get support on
- Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC): part of the ASCENT consortium to provide linguist and culturally sensitive services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence and abuse – 0300 201 1868.
- CrimeStoppers: report anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or use their online form.
- DeafHope: domestic and sexual violence service for deaf communities.
- Jewish Women’s Aid: specialist service with a helpline and counselling. The JWA Dina sexual violence support line – 0808 801 0656 (Mondays 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm; Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm; Thursdays 10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm).
- Latin American Women’s Rights Service: offers advice, advocacy and practical support to Latin American women who are experiencing or have experienced Domestic Violence, Harmful practices or any other form of violence – 020 7324 9805 or 020 7324 9808.
- One in Four: specialises in supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse, and particularly survivors of child sexual abuse and trauma. Counselling, groups, advocacy, and resources and practical exercises for support.
- Report it to stop it: support to report unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport – text 61016 or call 101.
- Revenge Porn Helpline: the UK’s only service dedicated to supporting all adults who have been victim of intimate image abuse. They provide free, non-judgmental and confidential advice and support via email and phone – 0345 600 0459 (10.00am-4.00pm Monday to Friday).
- TUC Advice: information for staff who have experienced sexual harassment at work.
- Victim Support: free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime. Also supports witnesses of crime – 0808 168 9111.
- Women and Girls Network: specialist gender-based violence counselling in some boroughs (including Tower Hamlets) – 020 7610 4678