Help and Advice

A range of info and advice concerning your health and well-being including sexual and mental health and safety.

Domestic violence includes physical, psychological, sexual, emotional and financial abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family member. It involves bullying and controlling behaviours where the abuser can be very manipulative. This can include isolating you from your family and friends, regulating your everyday behaviour, controlling your money.

Please see the Womans aid website for more information on domestic violence.

Sources of Help

You don’t have to wait for an emergency situation to seek help. If you are a victim of domestic abuse the Student Advice Centre offers free and confidential support to students who would like someone to talk to. We do not require that the abuse has been reported to the police. The Student Advice Centre can range from being someone to talk with and providing help and advice to liaising with support services and the police. We respect student’s wishes and aim to support students in whatever way they would like.

Also in the Student Advice Centre, there is a Victim Support drop in session where students can go to for confidential emotional support, information, practical help and assistance. These sessions are held every Wednesday in term time from 4.30 to 6.30pm. Victim Support offer help to females and males. You do not need to have reported the crime to the police.

You can also contact Victim Support by phone on 0845 30 30 900, or email supportline@victimsupport.org.uk. The opening hours for the support line are 9.00am to 9.00pm Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am to 7.00pm on weekends and 9.00am to 5.00pm on bank holidays.

If you feel afraid or unsafe, you can call the Leeds Domestic Violence 24 hour helpline which provides help for all victims of abuse in Leeds aged 16 or older on 0113 24 60401.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger then call 999.

For Female Identified Victims

If you are a woman experiencing domestic violence or you are supporting a friend or family member experiencing domestic violence you can call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

The Survivor's Handbook provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic violence, with simple guidance on every aspect of seeking support.

For Male Identified Victims

Men's Advice Line run a confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner (or ex-partner). They offer practical advice, information and emotional support to male victims of domestic violence, as well as to concerned friends and family and frontline workers. You can call their helpline on 0808 801 0327 (free from landlines and from mobiles using the O2, Orange, T Mobile, Three (3), Virgin, and Vodafone networks) or email info@mensadviceline.org.uk. The opening hours for the service are Monday to Friday 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

For LGBT Victims

Broken Rainbow website is a national LGBT domestic violence helpline providing confidential support to all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities, their family and friends, and agencies supporting them.You can call their helpline on 0300 999 5428 or email help@brokenrainbow.org.uk. Their opening hours are Monday and Thursday 10.00am to 8.00pm and Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00am – 5.00pm.

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