Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don’t be afraid to get help, information and support where needed. Within this section you can find a wide range of support groups, valuable advice and contact details for those who can help you in times of need.
Exeter Students’ Guild Advice Unit
Call 01392 723520
The Students' Guild Advice Unit provides free, independent and confidential advice and information on a range of issues affecting students, including Housing, Money, Academic related matters, and Harassment and Bullying
The Advice Unit has a team of friendly and approachable advisors who will deal with your enquiries whether in person, by telephone or email.
Devon Rape Crisis
Devon Rape Crisis offers support and information about rape, childhood sexual abuse or sexual violence. They are a professional and confidential service which support you through coping with and recovering from what has happened. Devon Rape Crisis can also explain to you your options and rights in relation to the incident(s).
Opening hours: Monday 15:00-18:00, Wednesday 10:00-13:00, Friday 18:00-21:00
Email address: email@example.com
01392 204174 Visit Website
University of Exeter Dignity and Respect Advisors
Dignity and Respect Advisors are members of staff from across the University who are trained to provide a confidential and informal service for anyone involved in cases of harassment or bullying (including those facing allegations about their behaviour). Advisors can listen, talk through the options available and, if appropriate, signpost to other sources of support and advice.
National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline
Emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Speak out, don’t suffer in silence.
Opening times: 10am – 5pm Monday - Wednesday, 10am – 8pm Thursday, 1pm – 5pm Friday,12pm – 4pm Sunday. 1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service.
Online chat: 3pm- 7pm Saturday & Sunday. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
0800 999 5428 Visit Website
The Oak Centre
The Oak Centre is a sexual assault referral centre in Exeter (and Devon-wide) available to anyone who has experienced rape and/or sexual assault. The service provides a safe and confidential space to access practical and emotional support.
Address: The Oak Centre, Hawkins House, Exeter, EX2 5SS.
01392 436967 Visit Website
National Domestic Violence Helpline
National Domestic Violence Helpline is a service for women experiencing relationship violence. They also support and advise their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. The helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.
0808 2000 247 Visit Website
Men's Advice Line
Men's Advice Line provide support for heterosexual, gay and bisexual males via a free confidential helpline for men experiencing relationship violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). They offer emotional support, provide practical advice and can signpost you to other services for specialist help.
Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00
0808 801 0327 Visit Website
SurvivorsUK helps and supports men who have been sexually violated at any time in their lives. They offer a national web-based helpline and both individual counselling and group therapy at their base in London.
Monday to Friday 09:30-17:00
Helpline Web Chat: Monday to Friday 10:30-21:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00
020 3598 3898 Visit Website
TheMix.org is the online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds in the UK. They provide non-judgmental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs. Their straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day. On TheMix.org you can: Chat about anything you like on our moderated discussion boards and live chat room. Browse over 2000 articles and videos full of facts you can trust. Read about the experiences of other young people in our True Life section. Got a question about friends, dating, love or family life? Ask one of our trained advisors. This service is free and totally confidential.
SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline and website offering emotional support information and advice to any individual on any issue, from mental health problems and abuse to volunteering and internet safety . The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and also provides support by email and post.
01708 765200 Visit Website
Get Connected is the UK's free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn. They offer support around many areas from abuse and violence to employment and gender identity.
Opening hours: 11:00-23:00 every day
0808 808 4994 Visit Website