If you think you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, there is a variety of support options available to both students and staff.
If you are a student:
AUB’s Wellbeing Service can offer confidential advice and guidance with any issue which impacts on your physical, psychological or emotional wellbeing. Our Wellbeing practitioners have been trained to manage disclosures of sexual assault and will help identify practical strategies for managing your situation, including how to access relevant community services. The service offers a daily drop-in service on campus 10am – 2pm, or you can book an online session at https://bookings.aub.ac.uk/
AUB’s Counselling Service is student focused and offers single therapeutic sessions for one hour booked on a session-by-session basis. The service adheres to the key theoretical principles of the person-centred approach as its foundation; putting you in the centre of the counselling relationship. Counsellors will be genuine and non-judgemental, use advanced skills in listening and empathy and will be fully accepting of you and whatever issues you bring to the counselling session. You can request to see a male or female counsellor and attend online or in person. You can book an appointment at https://bookings.aub.ac.uk/
Mitigating Circumstances. If you feel your studies have been affected by what has happened you can consider applying for mitigating circumstances. Our Wellbeing or Counselling Service can support you to apply for mitigation.
If you are a member of staff:
Employee Assistance Programme - A confidential 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, service is provided by AXA ICAS, offering free and independent expert advice and information to AUB staff and their families.
HR: Your HR partner will be able to identify the support that’s available for you, including providing information about support available via your Trade Union.
Other sources of support
Other sources of support
- National Domestic Violence helpline. Call 0808 2000 247 for confidential advice 24/7.
- Victim Support help anyone who has been the victim of a crime. They can support you coping with the after-effects of crime and help with reporting to the police.
- Refuge provides practical and legal support for all forms of domestic abuse.
- Women’s Aid. Support for women and children in domestic abuse situations.
- Mankind. Their confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner). Call 01823 334 244 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
- National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse helpline run by Galop provides emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Call 0800 999 5428 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday (open until 8 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays).