Our support services include the Hull University Angels, who help students stay safe on nights out, and our Student Wellbeing Champions. We're accredited with the White Ribbon Award too. This confirms our commitment to ending violence against women specifically, but we’re just as committed to ending all forms of domestic violence and abuse. We support all victims, regardless of gender or gender identity and is part of our ongoing work to promote healthy relationships
Sexual violence and domestic abuse
If you have been sexually assaulted, the victim of domestic abuse or are supporting someone who has been, it can be difficult to know where to turn to for support. No matter what has happened, it is not your fault and what you do next is your choice.
At the University of Hull we are committed to ensuring our students receive appropriate support and guidance following any incident of sexual assault or domestic abuse.
Are you in immediate danger?
If you are in immediate danger call 999.
If you aren't in immediate danger, you can call the police on 101 to make a report and a Police Officer will arrange to meet with you to take a statement.
Mental Health Support Team
Our Mental Health Practitioners offer a free, confidential and non-judgemental listening and advice service on campus. If you have experienced rape, sexual assault or domestic abuse you can contact them for an appointment. Details for booking appointments can be Find out how to book an appointment here.
As well as offering direct support and signposting to additional help, a Mental Health Practitioner can liaise with academic areas about any academic concerns to ensure that support is in place from all area of the University.
Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP)
The Hull DAP team are a group of professionals who provide a support service for victims/survivors of domestic abuse. They have specialist teams who provide support to anyone regardless of age, gender, religion, race, culture, ability, sexuality and social class. DAP is a partner organisation of the University.
Find out more by visiting hulldap.com
Telephone: 01482 318 759
Blue Door, a specialist service who provide support to anyone who has experienced sexual violence. They provide Independent Sexual Violence Advisers who offer information provision, advocacy, onward referrals, information on safety and security and support through court.
During term time, they provide an on campus drop in service on Friday 12.30 - 2:30 pm at the Central Hub on the first floor of Student Central.
Appointments can also be booked directly with Blue Door, or a referral can be made through the Mental health Support Team service.
Find out more by visiting thebluedoor.org.
Helpline: 0800 1974787
Hull Women’s Aid
Hull Women’s Aid support women and children who are experiencing or fleeing domestic violence and abuse, by providing temporary accommodation, advice and individual support.
Hull Women’s Aid have an informal presence on the last Thursday of every month during semester time at an information stall on the ground floor of Student Central.
They also have a room available if you'd rather talk in a more private setting. They're also able to meet with staff and students on site for appointments. To book an appointment with Hull Women's Aid, you can contact them directly or at an appointment with a Mental Health Practitioner.
Telephone: 01482 446099
Mind has many links on its website signposting people who are experiencing domestic violence in different ways.
This includes links to charities and organisations who support victims or potential victims who are male, female, people from black and minority ethnic groups, young people as well as people who are actual and potential victims of forced marriage.
Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393 or Text: 86463
Infoline with relay assistance for hearing or speech impaired callers: 18001 0300 123 3393
Bright Sky is a free app to support those affected by domestic abuse, their friends and family, as well as practitioners and employers. It has a UK-wide directory of specialist domestic abuse services and questionnaires to assess the safety of a relationship, alongside resources and information on topics around domestic abuse.
They also have a Bright Sky website if you'd prefer not to download the app.
Care After Sexual Assault (CASA)
CASA offers free support and practical help to anyone in the Humberside area who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.
Hull Rape crisis
Hull Rape Crisis deliver free and confidential counselling to female victims of sexual assault, including an anonymous telephone helpline.
Survivors UK's confidential online help service provides support for men who have experienced sexual abuse, as either a child or an adult.
Revenge Porn Helpline
Revenge Porn Helpline offer practical assistance in reporting and removing content online.
Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP)
DAP provide support for victims of any gender who are experiencing domestic abuse
Broken Rainbow offer support to anyone who has experienced domestic abuse in an LGBTQ+ relationship.
Galop provide advice and support to LGBT+ people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.
Strength to Change
The Strength to Change service is for men who are concerned about their violence and abuse in their intimate relationships, giving them a support to change their behaviour.
Victim Support give emotional and practical help anyone affected by crime - not only those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved.
Respect is a pioneering UK domestic abuse organisation leading the development of safe, effective work with perpetrators, male victims and young people using violence in their close relationships.