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Rape Crisis Support

The Disability & Wellbeing Service hosts the University's on campus support for students who have experienced sexual violence or who are looking for information around consent.

If you have experienced sexual violence at any point in your life, or know someone who has, or are looking for information around consent and you would like to talk to someone we can offer you a confidential specialist support service through the Rosey Project from Glasgow Clyde Rape Crisis (GCRC).

Covid-19

We are working remotely and therefore our on-campus drop-in service is currently unavailable. However, GCRC are currently providing a scaled back service to all of their service users through extended helpline hours.

GCRC Helpline is running every day between 11 and 4pm and can be contacted over the phone on 08088 000014 or through their live chat service which can be accessed at the same time as their helpline by going to www.glasgowclyderapecrisis.org.uk. You can also email in through support@rapecrisiscentre-glasgow.co.uk 

Who can use the service?

Any student who has experienced any form of sexual violence at any point in their lives can access support. Or if you just want to ask some questions about something that has happened or if you have any concerns.

We also offer support to friends and family members of survivors.

How do I access support?

  • Ask your Disability Advisor, Wellbeing Adviser or Counsellor or to refer you.
  • GCRC Helpline is running every day between 11 and 4. It can be contacted over the phone on 08088 000014, or through their live chat service which can be accessed at the same time as their helpline by going to www.glasgowclyderapecrisis.org.uk. You can also email in through support@rapecrisiscentre-glasgow.co.uk 

What kind of support is available?

We can offer you one-off support if this is what you need, or longer-term one-to-one sessions for survivors and family and friends of survivors.

We have a non-directive approach which means that we work with whatever you want to discuss during your sessions. We won’t give you advice or ask a lot of questions and you are not required to go into details about what has happened to you.

We can also advocate on your behalf if this is something that would be beneficial, whether within the university or out with. This can be discussed in more detail in your sessions.  For more information visit www.rapecrisiscentre-glasgow.co.uk

Is support confidential?

The drop-in service is completely confidential, and information will not be shared with the university if you attend.

If you engage with structured support sessions this will be confidential within the Disability & Wellbeing Service.

The only exception to this is when a child or vulnerable adult is at risk, where a student indicates that their life is in danger, or that they may cause harm to themselves or to someone else. However, we will, whenever possible, discuss this with you before any action is taken.

The national Rape and Sexual Assault Helpline is open every day of the year between 6pm and 12 midnight on 08088 01 03 02.