Other support available from the University
- Student Welfare Team For emotional and practical support, for personal issues impacting on your wellbeing and studies.
- Hall Wardens/Mentors If you are a student in University Halls you can ask to speak to your Warden or Hall Mentors. They are available weekday evenings and weekends if you wish to talk things through.
- Counselling & Wellbeing The University’s team of professional counsellors and mental health workers offer confidential emotional and wellbeing support.
- Disability Advisory Service The University’s dedicated disability advisors can provide advice, guidance, and support to students on a range of practical adjustments to your work and studies.
- Chaplaincy Offering support and a safe place to talk for students of faith and non-faith.
- Reading Students' Union Impartial advice, support and information.
- Exceptional Circumstances. If you feel your studies have been affected by what has happened.
- Harassment Peer Support Network is made up of employees of the University from any staff group who have volunteered their time to provide confidential support and information to colleagues who are experiencing unwanted behaviour, bullying or harassment. They are there to listen, talk through options available and, if appropriate, signpost to other sources of support and advice.
- Employee Health and Wellbeing These web pages will offer information and resources to fully support employee wellbeing in day-to-day life.
- Employee Assistance Programme The University provides an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is an independent, free, confidential support and counselling service which is run by CIC and is called Confidential Care.
Some general sources of support
- Citizens Advice Provides useful information on the different types of harassment and hate crime people may experience.
- True Vision Offers guidance on reporting hate crimes 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 crimes. 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 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.
- 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.
You can find more resources and support for each behaviour category under 'Further support'.