What general support is available to me?
UWL offer a range of support covering:
Student Welfare – who are here to help if you are worried, anxious or suffering personal problems including all forms of assault, harassment, bullying, hate crime etc.
Wellbeing (disability, mental health and Counselling) – The team aim to support students their physical, mental emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Appointments can be made via Student Hub
A list of organisations can be found in the Cause for Concern Policy - Appendix H
Plus here are some general sources of support:
- Citizens Advice provides some useful information on the different types of harassment and hate crime people may experience including disability hate crime, racist and religious hate crime, sexual harassment, and sexual orientation and transgender identity hate crime.
- True Vision offers guidance on reporting hate crime and hate incidents. If you do not wish to talk to anyone in person about the incident or wish to remain anonymous, there is an online form for reporting hate crime; you can report non-crime hate incidents to the police to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness.
- Disability Equality NW runs the Developing from the Negatives Project (DFN) which aims to raise awareness of Disability Hate Crime and encourage reporting.
- Tell MAMA supports victims of anti-Muslim hate and is a public service which also measures and monitors anti-Muslim incidents.
- Community Security Trust (CS) helps those who are victims of anti-Semitic hatred, harassment or bias.
- Neighbourhood Policing Teams. The GMP website provides a list of Neighbourhood Policing Teams by each area of Manchester, who you can contact to gather details of your Neighbourhood Policing Team; how to arrange a visit from your Neighbourhood Policing Team and local support agencies.
- Victim Support. When you report a crime to the police, they should automatically ask you if you would like help from an organisation like Victim Support. But anyone affected by crime can contact them directly you don’t need to talk to the police to get Victim Support help.