We recognize that for some, accessing internal support services can be distressing if the incident is associated with the College in any way, so there is a range of internal and external support services listed.
King’s Employee Assistance Programme
King’s employee assistance programme offers staff confidential counselling and advice on a wide range of work and personal issues. The programme is run externally by Workplace Options which is staffed by a team of highly trained and qualified professionals who are experts in fields such as well-being, family matters, relationships, debt management, workplace issues, consumer rights and much more. They also work with line managers to help them provide support for their team members.
Freephone: 0800 243 458
Outside the UK: +44 (0)20 8987 6550
SMS (for callback) : +44 (0)7909 341229
King’s College London NHS Health Centre is based at Bush House and was established in 2001 to provide health care for staff and students of the College. As well as regular GP and Nurse consultations, they can refer patients to internal and external counselling services.
The Chaplaincy team is a resource for the whole community. There are Chaplains at each of the campuses who are available to see any member of staff or student in confidence. You do not have to have a spiritual crisis or be a Christian to see a Chaplain: they are practiced listeners and have a wealth of experience in supporting people through relationship, work and study difficulties, spiritual and vocational issues and can signpost to other services.
Confidentiality? As private as possible, within policy and process
Togetherall supports people who are experiencing stress, are struggling to sleep or simply need someone to talk to. It is available to staff and students. The service supports users to talk about their experiences, express themselves creatively and provides access to a library of self-care resources. Trained counsellors are online 24/7 to keep all members safe and provide extra support. Togetherall is completely anonymous, so no one needs to know you are using the service unless you tell them.
To access initially, sign up under ‘Organisation’ with your College email address (that is your King’s ID@kcl.ac.uk).
Provided by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, The Havens is network of three specialist sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) covers the whole of London who can help you if you’ve been raped or sexually assaulted in the past 12 months
All centres have showers, and can provide toiletries and refreshments. The Havens will give you new clothes if you need to give up your own as evidence.
The Havens is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for an initial assessment.
Where the matter is urgent, such as for a forensic medical examination (FME), they aim to see you within 90 minutes. The Havens also offer follow-up care, including counselling, tests and treatments.
Their medical and emotional support services are confidential. That means they won’t tell anyone you’ve contacted them or come to see them unless you want them to. And you can use any of their services without involving the police.
020 3299 6900
Camberwell Haven, South
London SE5 9RS
Paddington Haven, West
London W2 1NY
Whitechapel Haven, East
London E1 5DG
True Vision provides information about hate crime or incidents and how to report it and where to seek help.
Confidentiality? They will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Rape Crisis South London run the Rape Crisis National Helpline for female survivors of sexual violence. The Helpline is accessible 365 days a year to women aged 14 + who have survived any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago. They offer specialised, confidential support, information and referral details completely free of charge. Rape Crisis is also available to provide an immediate source of support to friends and family of survivors, as well as other professionals, to help them understand how best to support female survivors of sexual violence. The helpline provides information about relevant agencies including: health care; Independent Sexual Violence Advisers; therapists; Sexual Assault Referral Centres; Rape Crisis Centres in their area.
Rape Crisis South London provide face-to-face counselling for women aged 13 and above, who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives and who live and/or work in any of the South London boroughs. They offer ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisers) support to women and girls aged 13 and upwards who have survived rape and childhood sexual abuse in South London and who are thinking about reporting to the police or who are currently going through the criminal justice system.
Confidentiality? The Rape Crisis does offer confidentiality as the freephone number ensures your number will not appear on your bill.
0808 802 9999
Victim Support is an independent charity, so you can talk to us whether or not you reported the crime to the police, and our support is free and confidential. It doesn’t matter when the crime took place – you can get our support at any time, and for however long you need us. Victim Support can assist with all forms of hate crime, including but not limited to: race, religious, gender identify, sexuality or disability.
Victim Support has specially trained staff and volunteers who are based locally across England and Wales and give people the emotional and practical help they need to recover from the impact of crime.
Confidentiality? As private as possible, within policy and process.
Free Support line: 08 08 16 89 111
Revenge Porn Helpline
The Revenge Porn Helpline is the UK’s only dedicated service supporting adults. Call for free, one-on-one confidential advice and support via email and phone.
You start a conversation with them without sharing any personal information (at least to start with), through their anonymous tool Whisper.
Phone: 0345 600 045
The Samaritans Helpline
Our trained volunteers are able to listen to you any time day or night. We can help you talk through whatever is troubling you, find the answers that are right for you, and offer support. You don’t have to give your real name or any personal information if you don’t want to.
Callers who are deaf or who have hearing or speech impairments can contact us for support by email by using firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the Next Generation Text (NGT) service. If you would like to see someone face to face, they also offer a drop-in service from 09.00 until 21.00 at their office
Confidentiality? As confidential as possible, within policy and process.
FreeCall 116 123 (UK)
National telephone: 020 7734 2800 (Branch)
Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism (F.A.I.R)
Established as an independent charitable organisation, FAIR seeks to raise awareness of and challenge Islamophobia and related prejudices. The organisation has a dedicated project that monitors and identifies specific incidences of Islamophobic discrimination, harassment and violence, as well as casework related to incidences.
To report an incident of Islamophobic discrimination, harassment or violence please contact FAIR on:
Tel: 020 8940 0100
Fax: 020 8940 4014
The Community Security Trust
CST are a British charity established in 1994 to ensure the safety and security of the Jewish community in the UK.
If you are the victim of an antisemitic incident or you have information regarding an antisemitic incident that happened to somebody else, CST can help.
CST has a dedicated team which deals with antisemitic incidents and provides victim support, while respecting your confidentiality at all times. CST can liaise with Police and other bodies to help ensure that any incident is dealt with properly. If you do not want to contact the Police directly, CST can do so on your behalf as a ‘Third Party Reporter’.
CST National Emergency Line: 0800 032 3263
Report to CST Online: https://cst.org.uk/report-incident
Galop is the UK's leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) anti-violence and abuse charity. They provide a range of support for LGBT victims of hate crime.
Galop have a wide range of resources on hate crime on their website and can provide confidential and independent advice. They also have a specialist casework service for people in London facing homophobia, transphobia or biphobia. There is a specialist trans safety casework service and a young people’s safety casework service in London.
Report Online: http://www.galop.org.uk/report/
Galop Phone Number: 0207 704 2040