Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis Support (GCRC)
If you have experienced sexual violence at any point in your life or know someone who has, and you would like to talk to someone, Rape Crisis can offer you confidential specialist support.
GCRC Connect Live service runs every day 11am to 2pm (excl. 26th to 27th December and 2nd to 3rd January). Call free on 08088 000 014, text 07712 719 520, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.glasgowclyderapecrisis.org.uk to live chat.
If you need support out-with GCRC opening hours, the national Rape and Sexual Assault Helpline within Rape Crisis Scotland, is open every day of the year between 5pm and 12 midnight, call free on 08088 01 03 02. text 07537 410 027, or email email@example.com.
Glasgow Clyde Rape Crisis
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 Glasgow Clyde Rape Crisis.
Who can use the service?
The service is open to students of all genders who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. Sexual violence is any kind of sexual contact that happened without consent including but not limited to: rape, sexual assault, sharing intimate images without consent, grooming, childhood sexual abuse, forced marriage and stalking. 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?
If you are engaging with the Disability & Wellbeing service, you can also ask your Disability Advisor, Wellbeing Adviser or Counsellor to refer you.
The QR code takes you straight to the GCRC website:
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. When students are allocated a support worker they will be offered one-to-one support either in person or via Microsoft Teams for up to 10 sessions.
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 detail 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.
Is support confidential?
This service is confidential to GCRC, the only exceptions to confidentiality are where the student disclosed a risk to themselves, a child or vulnerable adult.