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Support outside the University

You may not want to talk to University staff. There are a range of local, regional and national organisations that can help you if you have concerns about sexual violence, harassment or hate crime

Rape and sexual assault referral centres: REACH Sunderland - Northumbria SARC
Telephone Number: 0191 221 9222
Contact email address:

Karma Nirvana National Helpline
Support for victims of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse
Telephone Number: 0800 5999 247 

Northumbria Police 
Telephone Number: Non-Emergency 101/Emergency 999

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumbria
Rape Crisis covers Tyneside and Northumbria and offers support and information to women who have experienced rape or sexual assault
Telephone Number: : 0800 035 2794.

National Rape Crisis Helpline 
Confidential support and/or information about nearest services
Telephone Number: 0808 802 9999 

National Domestic Abuse Hotline
Help and support to women experiencing domestic violence
Telephone Number: 0808 2000 247

National LGBT domestic abuse helpline
Support for LGBT people experiencing abuse including sexual violence within a relationship
Telephone Number: 0800 999 5428 National Stalking Helpline 
Information, advice and guidance to victims of stalking
Telephone Number: 0808 802 0300

Rape and Sexual Assault Overseas 
Guidance on what to do if sexually assaulted abroad
Telephone Number: 0800 5999 247

Stop it Now!
Helpline Information, support, advice for anyone at risk of abusing and to identify their own behaviours and to seek help to change
Telephone Number: 0808 1000 900 Survivors UK 

Web chat helpline support to men who have experienced sexual violence, their families and carers

Sunderland Counselling Service offers support to Men and women over the age of 18 from the Sunderland area, who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual violence, either in childhood or as an adult, and who are looking for support to address the impact of their experiences. The service also works with men from South Tyneside and Gateshead who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or rape or any form of sexual assault in adulthood.
Telephone Number: 0191 514 7007

Victims First Northumbria
provides practical and emotional support to help victims of crime across Northumbria helping them to cope and recover from their experience. 
Telephone Number: 0800 011 3116

Victim Support
Support and information  to anyone who has been a victim of crime or trauma
Telephone Number: 0808 1689 111


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