We recognise the value that specialist organisations provide for those affected by unacceptable behaviour, violence and harassment and therefore in addition to the internal support provided by Cranfield, here are some external sources of support that you or someone you are supporting may wish to access.

Mental wellbeing and mental health support
  • The Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Call 116 123, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Switchboard UK National helpline for LGBTQIA+ in need of emotional support for isolation, low mood, anxiety or hate crime. Tel: 0300 330 0630 everyday from 10am to 10pm. 
  • Black Minds Matter UK A service connecting Black individuals and families with free mental health services by professional Black therapists to support their mental health.
  • Sharan A national service for South Asian women in the UK offering support and signposting. Call 0844 504 3231 for support or more information. 
  • Muslim Community Helpline A national service for anyone who identifies as Muslim seeking support with their mental health. Helpline open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm, with extended service hours available. Male and female operators available. Tel: 020 8908 6715 or 020 8904 8193.
  • Standalone provides support and advice to estranged students.

Sexual Misconduct 
  • The Police national website where you can report online, find out where your local station is alongside advice and information on how to keep yourself safe.
  • Revenge Porn Helpline Open 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday – Tel: 0345 600 0459.  
  • Victim Support provide free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime. They also support witnesses of crime. Tel: 0808 168 9111.  
  • Survivors UK (National) Information, support and counselling for men and boys who have been raped or sexually abused. Helpline Web Chat available Monday – Sunday 12pm-8pm.
  • Galop is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people affected by sexual and domestic violence.  They run a London based LGBT+ Hate Crime helpline open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm Tel: 0207 7042040. The National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline is open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm and Wednesday and Thursday 10am – 8:00pm Tel: 0800 999 5428. Whilst the online chat service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Rape Crisis UK (England and Wales only) Webchat and helpline available for women over the age of 16 who have experienced sexual violence. Check their website for helpline opening hours (varying) or call 0808 802 9999 between 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm every day of the year. 
  • Rape Crisis Scotland (Scotland only) National helpline available to anyone over the age of 13 every day from 6pm until 12am. BSL and interpreters for other languages available. Contact 08088 010302 for helpline or text 07537 410 027 to arrange a call back at a safe time. 
  • Rape Crisis Northern Ireland (NI only) Rape Crisis Northern Ireland is a support service for anyone who is 18 and over and has experienced rape or serious sexual assault in adulthood. Male or female supporters available on request and can offer support through our Information & Support Line, Email Support and our One to One Support Service. Call 0800 0246 991 Monday and Thursday 6pm to 8pm or visit https://rapecrisisni.org.uk/our-services/ for more information. 
  • Rights of Women (England and Wales only) Free employment legal advice to women in England and Wales experiencing sexual harassment at work. Tel: 020 7490 0152.
  • Mankind Provides one to one counselling, groups and couples counselling to men aged 18+ who have experienced sexual abuse. Male Victims of Domestic Abuse confidential helpline Tel: 01823 334244 Weekdays from 10am to 4pm.
  • Safelives provide information and resources with people living with domestic abuse. 
  • Revenge Porn Helpline Open 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday – Tel: 0345 600 0459. 

Domestic Violence Support
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline Refuge’s expert Helpline team can chat to you live online, Monday to Friday from 3pm - 10pm or you can call 0808 200  247. 
  • Women's Aid offers live Chat Service for women who have experienced domestic violence. Access webchat every day – Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and Saturday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. 
  • The Forced Marriage Unit Joint initiative between the Foreign Office and Home Office. It assists actual and potential victims of forced marriage, as well as professionals. Tel: 020 7008 0151 or email fmu@fcdo.gov.uk 
  • National Stalking Helpline Suzy Lamplugh Trust Provides advice on how to deal with any type of stalking behaviour. Tel: 0808 802 0300.
  • ManKind Initiative offers information and support to men who have experienced domestic violence. Tel: 01823 334 244. 
  • Respect Information and support for men who experience domestic violence. Advice line Tel: 0808 8024040 Monday to Thursday from 10am-8pm and Friday 10am-5pm or email info@respectphoneline.org.uk. 
  • The Police national website where you can report online, find out where your local station is alongside advice and information on how to keep yourself safe.
Bullying and Harassment
  • 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.
  • Neighbourhood Policing Teams. The Police website provides a list of Neighbourhood Policing Teams in your area, 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. 
  • Tell Mama measure anti-Muslim hate crimes and harassment
  • Stop Hate UK offer support to victims of hate crime
  • Mermaids have been helping gender-diverse kids, young people and their families since 1995Harrassment
  • Changing Faces is the UK’s leading charity for everyone with a scar, mark or condition on their face or body that makes them look different.
  • Survivors UK offer information, support and counselling for men and boys who have been raped or sexually abused. 
  • Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability.
  • Community Security Trust, a charity that protects British Jews from antisemitism and related threats.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

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