We believe that harassment is never okay.

Harassment may involve sexual harassment or be related to a protected characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Some forms of harassment are considered a Hate Crime.  A hate incident or crime is any act of violence or hostility against a person or property that is motivated by hostility or prejudice towards a person due to a particular protected characteristic.

Bullying and harassment are contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University Dignity at Work and Study Policy.

Think 

  • Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can contact the emergency services on 999 (or 112 from a mobile phone).
  • Find a safe space.  If an incident has just happened try and find somewhere you feel safe. 
  • What are bullying and harassment? It might be useful to think about what is meant by bullying and harassment and how these behaviours are described.  

Report

  • Report and Support. Students and staff can report an incident using the College’s Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support from an advisor. If you choose to talk to an advisor they will be able to talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence.
  • College Procedure. If you choose to make a formal complaint to the College about a student or member of staff there are procedures which set out the steps you'll need to follow.
Get Support 
  • Find out what support is available if you think you have been bullied or harassed.
Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Find out more on the support available for mental health and wellbeing
  • Take care of yourself. It’s important that you take care of yourself. If you’ve heard something distressing or if something is troubling you, there are resources that may be able to help:-
TogetherAll: An online service, which is there to help support your mental health with 24h a day support, every day of the year. If you would like to chat to a mental health professional you can do this by pressing the ‘ask a wall guide’ button.

CIC: As an RCA student you also have access to a 24/7 counselling helpline providing psychological and emotional support. You can call them on 0800 085 1376 or, if calling from outside the UK: +44 207 938 0963

Student Minds: One to one support for whatever challenges you are facing.

Samaritans: Helpline open every day of the year, 24h a day. Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org (response within 24h)

Papyrus: A helpline open from 9:00 am to 12:00pm, every day of the year.

Mind UK: If something is worrying you and you want advice, you can call Mind between 9:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday. Call their information line on 0300 123 3393 

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