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

Report and Support (university)

If you would like to disclose how you have been affected by any form of harassment, including bullying, discrimination, hate incident/crime, and sexual misconduct, you can do so by using our new Report and Support platform. This enables you to speak to a specially trained advisor who can advise you on reporting options and support available, so that you can make an informed decision on next steps. You can also disclose issues anonymously. Visit the Report and Support website for more information.

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.

Healthy Sex and Relationships Training

We have developed an online Moodle training course on healthy sex and relationships which will provide you with training on consent, rape culture and how to tackle it, intimate partner violence and the law on sexual offending.

You can access the course here and complete it at your own pace.

We are continuously developing this training to ensure it is relevant to you and value your feedback on content and presentation to enhance it further.

If your birthday is on an odd date, we ask you to complete this survey before doing the training.

If your birthday is on an even date, we ask you to complete this survey after doing the training.