If you've ever been abused, assaulted or intimidated because of who you are, you may have been the victim of a hate crime or hate incident.
- Gender Identity
- Sexual Orientation
- or any other perceived difference.
Immediate and Ongoing Support
- Standing Together team: can offer practical support and guidance in relation to unacceptable behaviours. Our work involves supporting students on a 1:1 basis, and providing holistic support options and referrals, where relevant. After an initial needs and risk assessment, we can provide students with options in relation to reporting and support – including those detailed above and below. We can also support students in accessing services and coordinating this. In order to access this support, please leave your contact email address when completing the online disclosure form. For more information, please visit the campaigns tab of this system.
- Counselling and Wellbeing team: https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/counselling
Counselling information leaflet: https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/counselling/aboutus/StudentCounsellingWellbeingServiceAgreement.pdf
- AccessAbility team: https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/accessability
- Welfare team: https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/welfare
(particularly for financial concerns, support for underrepresented groups, and general advice and signposting)
- Victim First are an independent and confidential service that support victims through their journey of recovery. They can support you coping with the after effects of crime and help with reporting to the police.
- Galop provides emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people. They are able to give independent advice to those who have experienced violence, threats, intimidation and/or insults due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Call 0800 999 5428 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday (open until 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays).
- Stamp It Out is a project bringing together different partners and organisations who are all committed to challenging, tackling and stamping out hate within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and working together to encourage the reporting of hate crime and incidents.
- The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network: https://www.baatn.org.uk/free-services
- A self-care guide for those impacted by racism
- Qwell- Online support service offering online support as well as 1-1 chat based counselling with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop in basis. No referral is required- please visit their website to register.
- Togetherall- a free online mental health support community, available 24/7. Access a variety of courses and resources to help manage mental health. The platform is ran by trained professionals and allows users to share anonymously and receive support from others. No referral required- please visit their website to register.