If you or someone you know is 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 sexual harassment isn’t OK. We expect all members of the University community to treat others with dignity and respect.
- Get support from a friend. 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 that they think they’ve been sexually harassed, just taking the time to listen and talk with them can help. These 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 the incident 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.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment, please let us know though the University’s 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 complaint.