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Support for survivors of sexual violence or abuse

Support and information available

There are a range of options and support available to you, whether the sexual violence or abuse you experienced happened recently or whether it happened in the past.

You can also access any of the services listed below whether you are reporting your sexual violence or abuse or not and you can access more than one if you choose.

If you have been affected by sexual violence or abuse, either because you have been personally affected or you are supporting a friend or family member, we hope that you will be able to access the right support for you.

Everyone copes in their own way, and it is important that survivors of sexual violence are able to decide the best way forward for themselves.

The important thing to remember is that you are not alone and there is help and support available.

External specialist sexual violence services

Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC)
Free, independent and confidential support for anyone who has experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives. Services include a helpline, therapeutic counselling and advocacy dedicated support throughout the criminal justice process if choosing to report.
Website: crasac.org.uk
Email: helpline at crasac dot org dot uk (responded to within working hours)
Helpline: 024 7627 7777 to access any of CRASAC’s services
Helpline available: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm and Mon & Thurs 6pm-8pm

Rugby RoSA
Offers free counselling, support groups, and an ISVA service.
Website: rosasupport.org
Helpline: 01788 551150

Safeline
Provides counselling, helpline and online support, and an ISVA service.
Website: safeline.org.uk
Helpline: 01926 402498

Internal support and counselling services

SU Advice Centre
Provides free, confidential, impartial advice for all students and independent from the University. Based on the top floor of SU HQ.
Website: warwicksu.com/advice
Email: advice at warwicksu dot com
Telephone: 024 7657 2824
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm (check website as times may vary)

Wellbeing Support Services
Offers help and guidance and can refer you to specialist services. Based on the ground floor of University House.
Website: warwick.ac.uk/supportservices
Email: studentsupport at warwick dot ac dot uk
Telephone: 024 7657 5570
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm & Fri 9am-4pm

University Counselling Service
Provides therapeutic counselling for all students at any level or time at university.
Website: warwick.ac.uk/counselling/informationpages/sexual_assault
Email: counselling at warwick dot ac dot uk
Telephone: 024 7652 3761
Location: Westwood House, Westwood Campus

Further health services

Coventry NHS Healthcare and Walk-in Centre
Range of services including sexual health services on floor 3.
Website: coventrynhswalkincentre.nhs.uk
Telephone: 0300 200 0060
Location: Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, CV1 4FS

Integrated Sexual Health Service
Free and confidential care and advice on sexually transmitted infections and contraception. Drop in or appointment.
Telephone: 0300 020 0027
Location: Floor 3, City of Coventry Health Centre, 2 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, CV1 4FS

National support and information

National Rape Crisis helpline
Provides emotional support and information for any survivor of sexual violence or abuse.
Website: rapecrisis.org.uk
Freephone: 0808 802 9999 (12pm-2.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm every day)

Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW)
Website provides information and advice including in relation to reporting to the police and information around heath and impacts of sexual violence.
Website: rapecrisis.org.uk

Domestic Violence 24 hour national helpline
Open to people of all genders affected by domestic & sexual violence.
Website: nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
Freephone: 0808 2000 247
Text support: 07797 805839

Forward UK
Campaign and support organisation with focus on female genital mutilation (FGM).
Website: forwarduk.org.uk
Email: support at forwarduk dot org dot uk
Telephone: 020 8960 4000
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm

LGBT Foundation
LGBT Foundation provide a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.
Website: lgbt.foundation/get-support
Email: info at lgbt dot foundation
Telephone: 0345 330 3030 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm & Sat 10am-6pm)

Sexual violence referral pathway

The sexual violence referral pathway aims to provide clear guidance and resources for everyone on campus to help survivors of sexual violence understand their options and where to get appropriate support. View the referral pathway.

If having looked at the pathway you are unsure who to speak to then you can contact either Wellbeing Support Services or the SU Advice Centre and speak to someone about your options and where to get help.

If your studies are affected, we would advise contacting Wellbeing Support Services, the SU Advice Centre, or your personal tutor to get advice on the options available to you e.g. mitigating circumstances, or taking temporary withdrawal.