Support Available

If you are at risk now:

  • If you are on campus ring security 01904 876444
  • If you are off campus and fearful for your immediate safety: ring 999 and ask for the police.
  • Try and take yourself to a safe place for example; a friend’s house, the library, Student’ Union or Holgate Student Centre and be around people.

Professional support at York St John University:

If you feel you are being bullied or harassed and want to speak to someone about what options are available to you please contact:

  • Harassment Advisers: Harassment Advisers are there to offer some support, discuss your options and navigate you through the university’s policies.
  • Your tutor or Head of School.
  • Welfare Advisers: or 01904 876477 or you can visit the Student Information Desk in Holgate Student Centre to make an appointment.
  • If you would rather speak to someone from the Students’ Union, please contact your Vice President Welfare and Diversity or call into the Student Union building.
  • Wellbeing Drop-in: if you feel your mental health has been affected there are Wellbeing Drop in session on every week day. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1-2pm, Tuesday and Thursday 3-4pm. To attend one of these, visit the Student Information Desk in Holgate Student Centre at the relevant times.

Professional support outside the university:

  • Police Community Support Officer (PCSO); whom at present is Claire Viney (collar number 3642). You can contact her through the police non-emergency number Tel: 101
  • If you are in immediate danger, ring the police on 999.
  • IDAS; if you are or have been affected by domestic abuse and / or sexual violence. Confidential helpline Tel: 03000 110 110 or
  • Bridge House; if you have been a victim of rape or sexual assault. They offer a safe and welcoming environment and provide emotional and practical support. Tel: 01904 669 339
  • The Bullying UK helpline is a useful support organisation, find advice and resources via Twitter @bullyinguk. Tel: 0800 800 2222
  • Supporting Victims; for advice and support if you think you are a victim of hate crime Tel: 01609 643100 or call North Yorkshire Police Tel:101
  • Helplines: it can be helpful to speak to someone on an anonymous basis and the following helplines allow you to do this: Samaritans Tel: 116 123 or Nightline Tel: 01904 323735 8.00pm – 8.00am during York University’s term time.
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