Sexual assault support & resources

Sexual violence is defined as: "any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts to traffic, or otherwise directed, against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting, including but not limited to home and work" (World Health Organisation).

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis Glasgow

Rape Crisis Glasgow provides a free and confidential support service to women and girls who have experienced rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse.

The service offers:


Rape Crisis Centre
5th Floor
30 Bell Street
Glasgow G1 1LG

Helpline: 08088 00 00 14

South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre (Dumfries)

South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre provides support to women, men and children on such issues as:

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Female genital mutilation or cutting
  • Forced marriage
  • Honour based violence
  • Parents whose children have been sexually abused
  • Prostitution / sexual exploitation
  • Rape & sexual assault
  • Stalking/sexual harassment
  • Trafficking


South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre
9 George Street Meuse
Dumfries DG1 1HH

Telephone: +44 (0) 138 725 3133
Find out more online

Rape Crisis Scotland

Rape Crisis Scotland provides crisis support for anyone in Scotland affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives.

The service offers:

  • Phone, email and face-to-face support
  • Information and advice about sexual violence, the law, and health
  • Accompaniment to hospital, clinics, police station, court and other
  • Groups, workshops and therapies


Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline:

The Helpline offers free and confidential support and information by phone or email. The service is available to women and men affected by sexual violence. The helpline can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services if you need longer-term support.  

Freephone: 08088 01 03 02 (deaf and hard of hearing: +44 (0) 141 353 3091), available all week 1800 – 2400

SRC Advice Centre

The SRC Advice Centre offers free and confidential advice on a wide range of subjects and is the 3rd Party Reporting Centre for Hate Crime.

The Advice Centre is located on the ground floor of the John McIntyre Building (next to the University Main Gate), and is staffed by professional and experienced advisers.

Telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 5360

Counselling & Psychological Services

Counselling & Psychological Services support students and staff to overcome concerns and difficulties, aid mental health and wellbeing, and to thrive at Glasgow. 

You can register for an appointment to speak with a counsellor or drop in for a 50 minute consultation on the day of your booking.

Telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 4528

Women's Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. The service provides expert training, qualifications and consultancy to a range of agencies. This includes professionals working with survivors or those commissioning domestic abuse services.

Women's Aid campaigns achieve change in policy, practice and awareness, encouraging healthy relationship and helping to build a future where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.


National Domestic Violence Helpline:

Freephone: 0808 2000 247 24hr (Run in partnership between Women’s Aid & Refuge)

Respect Advisers

Respect Advisers are volunteer members of staff who have been trained to offer confidential, impartial, one-to-one advice and support to students and staff experiencing issues with harassment or bullying.

They will provide support, guidance and assistance, and offer advice on the courses of action available.


Immediate advice - if you have been sexually assaulted

How to report a sexual assault