Health and Wellbeing

Important information for staff supporting students who have experienced a sexual assault

 N.B. This page is currently being redesigned following the updating of detailed guidance and new legal recommendations. 

University Support

Campus & Residential Support, Ground floor York House 01273 877250

www.sussex.ac.uk/campus-support

campus-support@sussex.ac.uk

  • Available 24 hrs/day and 7 days/week to students on campus.
  • Phone number above during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm)
  • Out-of-hours, contact them through Security 01273 873333, your Residential Advisor, or porter
  • Crisis intervention and specialist support for students who  have experienced  sexual violence or harassment
  • Sign-posting to appropriate external services

 

Security – Ground floor York House 01273 873333 or 3333 on an internal phone.

www.sussex.ac.uk/sef/services/security

security@sussexestatesfacilities.co.uk

  • Available 24 hrs/day and 7 days/week to students on campus.
  • Call Security if you need emergency help from police, ambulance or fire
  • Call Security if you need support from the Campus & Residential Support team out of hours

 

Student Life Centre, Ground floor, Bramber House 01273 876767

www.sussex.ac.uk/studentlifecentre

studentlifecentre@sussex.ac.uk

  • Available 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday in and outside term
  • Ask for a priority appointment with a Student Advisor
  • Specialist support for students who have experienced either recent or historical sexual violence and harassment
  • Sign-posting to appropriate external services
  • Advice on issues affecting academic work and attendance

University Counselling Service, Health Centre Building 01273 678156

www.sussex.ac.uk/counselling

counsellingreception@sussex.ac.uk

  • Available 9am – 5pm and some evenings, Monday to Friday in and outside term
  • Counselling not recommended immediately after any incident, but sign up in advance.
  • Specialist  and professional counselling support for students who have experienced either  historical or more recent sexual violence and harassment

                                       

The Students’ Union Support and Advocacy Team, First floor Falmer House 01273 877038

www.sussexstudent.com/support

advice@sussexstudent.com 

  • Available 9am – 5pm , Monday – Friday
  • Independent advocacy for students using the disciplinary process either as complainant or as subject of complaint

Specialist external support

Advocacy, advice and sign-posting for Brighton and Hove specialist services for recent or historical sexual violence can be sourced here www.theportal.org.uk

Details of individual services

The Saturn Centre (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)

Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 7DH  

www.saturncentre.org

sc-tr.saturncentre@nhs.net

  • Available 24 hrs. Monday –Friday 9am-5pm phone 01293 600469 for an appointment
  • Out of hours phone 0800 0337797 for advice from the on-call team
  • for crisis and medical support following recent sexual violence
  • collection of forensic evidence so that reporting to the police can be delayed

The Solar Clinic at SHAC (East),

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton

01273 523388 (opt 2)

www.brightonsexualhealth.com/advice/sexualassault

  • Available Monday – Friday 9am -5pm
  • For support, STI tests, treatment and emergency contraception
  • Phone number above requesting urgent appointment with Health Advisor

Survivors’ Network

6a Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE

www.survivorsnetwork.org.uk

Survivors Network and LGBT Switchboard 01273 204050

Sunday 1-5pm First UK helpline for trans and non-binary survivors of sexual violence and abuse.

www.switchboard.org.uk/projects/helpline

 Mankind

1 Brunswick Road, Hove, BN3 1DG  01273 911680

www.mankindcounselling.org.uk

admin@mankindcounselling.org.uk 

  • Support for self-identifying men (18+) survivors of sexual abuse and their partners, families and friends through 1:1 counselling, therapeutic groups and couples