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Safe and healthy relationships

At University, you'll meet a whole range of new people. But if one of those relationships causes you concern, we're here to help.

We know that developments around coronavirus (COVID-19) are concerning and may cause disruption to your studies. Student Services remain open and as always, we’re here to help and support you.

University of Hull students

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

Telephone: 01482 318 759

Blue Door

Blue Door are a specialist service that 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.

You can book an appointment directly with blue door or an adviser can help by referring you. Blue door can arrange to see you on campus so let them know you’re a student if you’d prefer that option.

Find out more by visiting The Blue Door.

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

External support services

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

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


Galop provide advice and support to LGBT+ people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

Victim Support

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.