• Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can contact the emergency services on 999 (or 112 from a mobile phone).
  • Find a safe space.  If an incident has just happened try and find somewhere you feel safe. 
  • Speak to a GP or phone 111 out of hours if you are concerned or you have been injured. If your injuries are severe, go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department.
  • What is domestic abuse/violence? It might be useful to think about what is meant by domestic abuse/violence.   
  • Report and Support. Students and staff can report an incident using the University’s Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can provide your contact details and an advisor will be in touch to talk through the support available to you, in confidence.

  • Take care of yourself. It’s important that you take care of yourself.  If you have experienced something distressing or if something is troubling you, the University's Student Wellbeing and Disability Support team offer confidential help to students and People and Culture teams to staff.  
  • In addition to the above, there are other forms of support available to you at Cranfield. This includes our mental health first aiders who you can reach out to for a confidential chat. They are listed on our intranet page.
  • Other avenues of support are listed here:
  • National Domestic Violence helpline. Call 0808 2000 247 for confidential advice 24/7.
  • Victim Support help anyone who has been the victim of a crime. They can support you coping with the after-effects of crime and help with reporting to the police.
  • Refuge provides practical and legal support for all forms of domestic abuse.
  • Next Link. Crisis support and temporary supported housing for women and children experiencing abuse.
  • Women’s Aid. Support for women and children in domestic abuse situations.
  • Mankind. Their confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner). Call 01823 334 244 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse helpline run by Galop provides emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Call 0800 999 5428 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday (open until 8 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays). 

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