Domestic violence and abuse

Anyone can experience domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality, or background. Find out what support is available.

Domestic abuse is categorised by any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16+ who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.

This can include, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse:

  • physical
  • emotional
  • psychological
  • sexual
  • financial.

In an emergency

If you are in immediate danger, you can call 999 for emergency services.

We also have Campus Security if you are on site:

  • Avery Hill: internal phone 9101 or 0208 331 9101
  • Greenwich: internal phone 7616 or 0208 331 7616
  • Medway: internal phone 3138 or 0208 331 3138

Support for domestic violence

University support for students

  • Our Student Wellbeing Service is available by phone and email.
  • Spectrum.Life provides you with access to counselling support to help you cope and deal more effectively with any personal problems.

University support for staff

  • Confidential Care is an independent, free, confidential service for staff and their families. It provides access to experienced and qualified consultants, including counsellors, psychotherapists, solicitors, and financial experts, as well as 1-1 counselling (up to six sessions).
  • Respect has a helpline for those concerned about their use of violence and abuse.