Help and Advice

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

A hate incident is any incident that is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on race, religion, disability, sexual identity or gender identity. Stop Hate UK have developed a video on the definition of hate crime as well as an easy read leaflet, please click here to find out more. 

Hate Crime UK have also created Hate Crime campaign materials which you may also find useful to read.

Hate crime can take many forms including physical attacks, damage to property, offensive letters or telephone calls, intimidation, verbal abuse, abusive gestures.  

Sources of Help

The Student Advice Centre offers free and confidential support to students who are victims of hate crime and would like someone to talk to. The Student Advice Centre ranges from being a listening ear 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 choose. 

If you or someone you know has experienced a hate incident please report it. You can report hate incidents and crimes at various locations other than police stations. Online or by emailing LASBT@leeds.gov.uk or talk@stophateuk.org, over the phone on the Stop Hate Line 24 hours a day at 0800 138 1625, or in any Hate Incidence Reporting Centre. Please click here for a full list of centre locations in Leeds.

The Student Advice Centre is a Hate Incident Reporting Centre. We can help you report the incident and give you the support you need. You do not have to report the incident to the police but we can help you liaise with the police if you wish.

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 4.30pm 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 via phone 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.

Further Information

For more information about disability hate crime, please see the Change People website.

You can also take a look at The Knowledge website, which provides information and advice regarding crime and personal safety in Leeds.

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