The Sexual Violence Support worker, from Rape Crisis South London, comes to LSE once a month and is here if you would like a safe space to talk about any sexual violence you have experienced, or to find out about longer term support. You can find out more about the support worker through her article.
To book a confidential appointment, email the equity, diversity and inclusion team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Via face-to-face appointments women students can access:
- Specialist, independent and confidential support from Rape Crisis South London*
- Up to 3 appointments – can be face-face or phone
- Space to talk through the different impacts of sexual violence and what support options are available both within and outside the School
- Survivor-led, exploring what feels right for each person within a model of empowerment
- Links to RASASC therapeutic or advocacy services where wanted and appropriate.
You can also call the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999, which is open from 12-2:30pm and 7-9:30pm every day of the year.
At present, we are only able to offer this service to students who identify as female, but we hope to be in position to expand this service in the near future to include staff and those that identify as male. If you identify as male and have been the victim of sexual violence, as well as LSE’s own sources of support, you can also contact Survivors UK, a specialist organisation that aims to assist male victims as well as their friends and family. You may also be interested in Galop, an LGBT+ anti-violence organisation that provides confidential and independent advice and support for LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or violence.
* No information is shared with LSE, except in exceptional circumstances (e.g., if you are considering serious harm to yourself or if there is a risk of harm to others at LSE).