If you think you or someone you know has been sexually harassed there are a variety of support options available to both students and staff.  

For students 

Student Support and Wellbeing Advisers. The advisers support students in making informed decisions through one-to-one conversations, be it related to personal, general wellbeing, financial, housing, or academic matters. The Wellbeing Advisers can be a triage service to other more specialist areas within the Student Support, Health and Wellbeing Department, including Mental Wellbeing and Disability Services. If we cannot help, we can link in with the other departments within the University who can, and any external services and resources, where possible.

East Kent Rape Crisis Centre offer a wide range of support as well as a drop in for students to meet with an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor. You can reach them by visiting their website  or to arrange a slot at the drop in please email report.support@canterbury.ac.uk. 

For staff

Supporting you at work. The University has a range of support available for employees who are experiencing personal difficulties.

CiC provide a confidential listening and guidance service, including access to counselling, specialist advice for legal or financial concerns, a website with information and signposting, and a dedicated adviceline for those who manage other staff. The login details for this site are: 
Username: Canterburylogin
Password: wellbeing
Alternatively, you can speak to an advisor by calling 0800 085 1376.

Big White Wall is an online support and recovery service for staff who are feeling low, stressed or anxious. It is fully anonymous, and includes a safe community of members moderated by trained professionals, self-assessment tools, and guided support courses for specific issues.

OHWorks is our Occupational Health provider, who undertake health assessments for new starters, provide recommendations for adjustments and phased returns for staff returning to work after sickness absence, conduct health surveillance for staff exposed to hazards through their work, and offer advice and vaccinations for those travelling abroad for work. 

More information about these services, including referral forms, guidance documents and stress risk assessments, can be found here.

Chaplaincy. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what you believe - as a member of Canterbury Christ Church University, the Chaplaincy is there for you.

Trade Unions. There are three trade unions that represent staff at the University: Unison, Unite and UCU.

Employee Networks. The University has a number of staff network groups. They are a fantastic way to network with people from all over the University, build contacts, share experiences, arrange events and socialise. 

Other sources of support

Revenge Porn Helpline: Open 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday - call 0345 600 0459.

Samaritans. Talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. Call 116 123 (24 hours).

Victim Support. Provide free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime. Also supports witnesses of crime. Call 0808 168 9111.


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