If you think you have been sexually assaulted, it may be hard to know what to do or how to feel. What happened was not your fault. What you do next is your choice.

Think

  • Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured on campus you can call the Brunel Security Team on 01895 255786. If you are off campus, contact the Emergency Services on 999.
  • Find a safe space.  If an incident has just happened try and find somewhere you feel safe. If this isn't possible and you are scared or fearful you can call the Brunel Security Team on 01895 255786 or the Emergency services on 999.
  • What is sexual assault. This section describes the different types of sexual assault that a person can experience.

Talk

  • To a friend. Talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help.
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs). You can find an ISVA location close to you here . ISVAs are people who are trained to look after the needs of a survivor of rape or sexual violence to ensure they receive the best possible care and understanding. Contact them and ask to speak to an advisor in confidence. ISVAs are there to provide information to ensure an individual can make a decision that is right for them.

Report

  • Reporting to the police. If you're thinking of reporting to the police, rape crisis have produced a useful list of things to think about.
  • Reporting the incident anonymously.  You can call crime stoppers at any point on 0800 555 111 or use their online form.
  • 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 make a report with contact details. If you choose to report with contact details, a member of the Student Support and Welfare Team will be able to talk through the options and support available to you.

Get Support

Mental Health and Wellbeing

1 in 4 people is affected by a mental health problem in any year and it is estimated that around 1 in 5 people has contemplated suicide or self-harm.

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