Support Available

If you currently feel under threat and scared about your immediate safety, please call North Yorkshire Police on 999 or call York St John University Security on 01904 876444.

If you are worried about your own relationships or concerned about how a friend is being treated, then please contact one of our Welfare Advisers on 01904 876477, email or visit the Student Information Desk in the Holgate Student Centre.

If you think you are being harassed or bullied, you can contact one of our Harassment Advisors on

Report & Support

If you have experienced sexual harassment, sexual violence or domestic abuse you can find out what support is available to you, through our new Report & Support website. The support section includes information on a range of local and national services and includes What to do if you have been sexually assaulted (PDF 0.2 MB).

Through the Report & Support site, if you do decide to report you can do this either anonymously or to a YSJ Welfare Adviser who can contact you and talk through your options.

If you would rather speak to someone in the Students’ Union, please speak to your Vice President of Welfare and Diversity ( or call in to the Student Union building.

Support Available

We really recommend you visit the support pages of our YSJ Report & Support site to get a full list of support available to you. Below are contacts for some local support organisations:

Professional Support Outside The University 

IDAS are a local charity that provides comprehensive support services to all those experiencing or affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. Services include refuge accommodation, outreach support and access to a free, confidential helpline - 03000 110 110 or email

Survive are another local charity dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual abuse, assault and rape. Their helpline is open Wednesdays 1pm - 3.30pm - 01904 642830. Alternatively, you can contact their office for enquiries and appointments on 01904 638813 or

Bridgehouse Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is a dedicated service for men or women who have been raped or sexually assaulted recently or in the past. They offer a safe and welcoming environment and provide emotional and practical support. Contact 24/7 on 0330 223 0362 or email  

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