Sources of support


Disruption due to restricted campus opening

Due to the current restricted opening of the University campus in response to COVID-19, access to some services may have changed and information on these pages may not accurately reflect current availability. For up-to-date information on what is currently available, please visit our temporary page.

Horizon Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Horizon Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) provides people who have experienced rape and sexual assault within the West Midlands with support and advice to assist in their recovery. 

Rape and Sexual Violence Project

The Rape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP) offer a wide range of services to people who have sexual assault or the people supporting them. Their services include counselling and Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVA), who offer practical and emotional support, ensuring that your views, opinions, wishes and feelings are respected, and listened to by all agencies and people involved.

Domestic Abuse

National Women’s Aid provide information and support and also refuge support for people fleeing domestic abuse.

Sexual health support


Umbrella is an organisation which offers various services relating to sexual health, for example, self-sampling STI kits that can be ordered online.

National sexual health helpline

The national sexual health helpline number is 0800 567 123 and it is free to call. For more information please visit the NHS's 'Where can I get sexual health advice, now?' webpage.

Birmingham LGBT 

Birmingham LGBT offers a range of services focused on improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, including sexual health support, LGBT Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVA) and wellbeing support services. 

Dedicated support for men


SurvivorsUK offer a range of support services, including counselling, therapy appointments and online chat. The organisation was established as a service for male survivors, however they are an inclusive service and welcome anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, or anyone who feels that we are the right fit for them.


Safeline has a national male helpline and online support for men affected by rape or sexual abuse. 


Professional Services