If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, please call 999 (or 112 from a mobile).
If an incident has just happened, try and find somewhere that feels safe.
Remember that harassment isn’t alright. We expect all members of the University community to treat others with dignity and respect.
Talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help the immediate situation and help you think through what, if anything, you want to do.
- If someone tells you they think they’ve experienced harassment, just taking the time to listen and talk with them can help. Active listening tips might help you support them. Based on the Samaritans guidelines for active listening, SpunOut.ie has a useful blog post on how to actively listen.
- Give options. When they’ve finished talking, ask them if they’re okay to talk through some possible options for support or if they know how they might report what has happened.
- Help them to report if that is what they want to do.
Look after yourself
It’s important that you take care of yourself. If you’ve heard something distressing or if something is troubling you, confidential help is available.
You can report harassment to the police via telephone on 101, in person at a police station, or online using an incident form.
If you or someone you know has experienced harassment, please let us know through our Report and Support tool. You can tell us anonymously so we won't capture any identifying information, or provide us with contact details.
If you give details, we’ll get in touch to discuss the potential next steps, which could include you making a formal report.