You can access support for sexual violence and rape without having to make a report to Police.
You can also access support if this has happened to you recently or in the past.
If you are at imminent risk of harm or danger call 999 - if it not safe to speak dial 55 during the call and this will alert Police. If you have been a victim of sexual violence or rape in the past and want to report this to the Police you can do by calling 101.
Experiencing sexual violence or rape can lead to significant emotional distress, lots of questions and feelings of anger shame and distrust. It can impact on our mental health and wellbeing in the short and long term and be difficult to recover from. Each persons experience can be different and have a different impact on our lives. It is important to remember that when you are ready there is support available to you.
St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre is open 24/7 and provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated forensic, counselling, and aftercare service to men and women in Greater Manchester who have experienced rape or sexual assault, whether this has happened recently or in the past: 0161 276 6515
The Life Lounge is an ideal space to take a bit of time out from your day – you’re welcome to drop in at any time. It’s a quiet and relaxing space with mindful prompts and activities to help you to slow down and chill out. Through the Life Lounge, you can also access specialist services to support and promote your mental wellbeing.
The Life Lounge brings together specialist services, free for students to access, including:
The service is open to all current students studying at the University of Bolton and the service is completely free.