The University of Warwick recognises the need for specialist bespoke support to be available for survivors of either recent or historic sexual violence. Meet the people who are here to help:
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The Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) is a specialist qualified role, provided by CRASAC (Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre). Charlotte is based on the University of Warwick campus for four days a week and will be available for advice and emotional support for anyone affected by sexual violence. For details on how to arrange to see Charlotte please visit the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor page.
The Wellbeing Advisers provide impartial guidance and support in relation to practical issues such as accommodation, liaison with departments and referrals to other support services. To talk to one of the advisers please call 024 7657 5570 or email studentsupport at warwick dot ac dot uk.
There are a range of options and support available to you, which we would encourage you to discuss with Charlotte and/or a wellbeing adviser.
You can also access any of the services listed below whether you are reporting your sexual violence or abuse or not and you can access more than one if you choose.
If you have been affected by sexual violence or abuse, either because you have been personally affected or you are supporting a friend or family member, we hope that you will be able to access the right support for you.
Everyone copes in their own way, and it is important that survivors of sexual violence are able to decide the best way forward for themselves.
The important thing to remember is that you are not alone and there is help and support available.
External specialist sexual violence services
Blue Sky Centre SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)
Provides immediate support, medical care and optional police intervention. Staffed 24/7.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 01926 507 805. Location: George Elliot Hospital.
Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC)
Free, independent and confidential support for anyone who has experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives. Services include a helpline, therapeutic counselling and advocacy dedicated support throughout the criminal justice process if choosing to report.
Email: helpline at crasac dot org dot uk (responded to within working hours)
Helpline: 024 7627 7777 to access any of CRASAC’s services
Helpline available: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm and Mon & Thurs 6pm-8pm
Offers free counselling, support groups, and an ISVA service.
Helpline: 01788 551150
Provides counselling, helpline and online support, and an ISVA service.
Helpline: 01926 402498
Support for those caught up in prostitution, affected by or at risk of sexual exploitation in Coventry.
Telephone: 024 7655 9550
Internal support and counselling services
SU Advice Centre
Provides free, confidential, impartial advice for all students and independent from the University. Based on the top floor of SU HQ.
Email: advice at warwicksu dot com
Telephone: 024 7657 2824
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm (check website as times may vary)
Wellbeing Support Services
Offers help and guidance and can refer you to specialist services. Based on the ground floor of University House.
Email: studentsupport at warwick dot ac dot uk
Telephone: 024 7657 5570
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm & Fri 9am-4pm
University Counselling Service
Provides therapeutic counselling for all students at any level or time at university.
Email: counselling at warwick dot ac dot uk
Telephone: 024 7652 3761
Location: Westwood House, Westwood Campus
Further health services
Coventry NHS Healthcare and Walk-in Centre
Range of services including sexual health services on floor 3.
Telephone: 0300 200 0060
Location: Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, CV1 4FS
Integrated Sexual Health Service
Free and confidential care and advice on sexually transmitted infections and contraception. Drop in or appointment.
Telephone: 0300 020 0027
Location: Floor 3, City of Coventry Health Centre, 2 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, CV1 4FS
National support and information
National Rape Crisis helpline
Provides emotional support and information for any survivor of sexual violence or abuse.
Freephone: 0808 802 9999 (12pm-2.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm every day)
Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW)
Website provides information and advice including in relation to reporting to the police and information around heath and impacts of sexual violence.
Domestic Violence 24 hour national helpline
Open to people of all genders affected by domestic & sexual violence.
Freephone: 0808 2000 247
Text support: 07797 805839
Campaign and support organisation with focus on female genital mutilation (FGM).
Email: support at forwarduk dot org dot uk
Telephone: 020 8960 4000
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm
LGBT Foundation provide a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.
Email: info at lgbt dot foundation
Telephone: 0345 330 3030 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm & Sat 10am-6pm)
Specialist support for male survivors of sexual violence or abuse including online support options.
Email: help at survivorsuk dot org
Telephone: 020 3598 3898
Stop it Now UK
Website and confidential helpline for anyone worried about their own, or someone else’s behaviour.
Helpline: 0808 1000 900
Sexual violence information leaflet
The Sexual violence information leaflet aims to provide further information about support available for anyone who has experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives.
It contains information and contact details for support, both within and external to the University, as well as both local and national support options available.
The leaflet can be downloaded or printed and given out as a resource.
Sexual violence support pathway
The sexual violence support pathway aims to provide clear guidance and resources for everyone on campus to help survivors of sexual violence understand their options and where to get appropriate support. View the support pathway.
If having looked at the pathway you are unsure who to speak to then you can contact either Wellbeing Support Services or the SU Advice Centre and speak to someone about your options and where to get help.
If your studies are affected, we would advise contacting Wellbeing Support Services, the SU Advice Centre, or your personal tutor to get advice on the options available to you e.g. mitigating circumstances, or taking temporary withdrawal.