If you have been sexually assaulted, harassed 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 that our students receive appropriate support and guidance following any incident of sexual violence, assault or harassment.
Mental Health Support Team
Our Mental Health Practitioners offer a free, confidential and non-judgemental listening and advice service online and on campus. If you have experienced rape, sexual assault or harassment you can contact them for an appointment.
Details of how to book appointments are on our website, or students can access the team by completing our screener.
As well as offering direct support and signposting to additional help, a Mental Health Practitioner can liaise with academic areas about any academic concerns you have, to ensure that support is in place from all areas of the University.
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.
Appointments can be booked directly with Blue Door, or a referral can be made through the Mental Health Support Team. Blue Door also offer drop in appointments on campus every Friday from 13.00 – 14.30 in the Central Hub (first floor Student Central building).
Find out more by visiting The Blue Door.
Helpline: 0800 1974787
A list of local and national support services can be found here.
There are several ways you can report sexual violence, assault or harassment. Whether you report and who you report to is completely your choice, we will support you whatever you decide.
If you are not 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. If you are in immediate danger you can call 999 for assistance.
If the perpetrator is a student at the University of Hull, then you can also report to the University Student Misconduct Team. The easiest way to do this is by filling in a ‘Raise a Concern’ form and a member of student support staff will arrange an appointment with you, to complete the misconduct report form and provide support. More information about what this process entails and the possible outcomes are in the Sexual Misconduct, Violence and Harassment document below.