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If you think you or someone you know has been the victim of bullying or harassment, there is a variety of support options available to both students and staff.  

For students and staff 

Harassment Contacts are volunteers from a variety of roles on campus who can provide confidential advice on what you can do in response to bullying and harassment. Contacting them does not begin any formal procedure and does not commit you to any action. They provide informal, personal support and advice based on experience and knowledge of the options available.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team. The team provides advice, support and guidance on equality, diversity and inclusion related issues to students, academic advisors and other staff in student-supporting roles. 

The Mediation Service. The University's Mediation Service offers an alternative dispute resolution approach; it is confidential and can help resolve a disagreement or conflict, with a colleague in the work place or a fellow student. 

Faith and Reflection Centre. The Chaplains offer a listening ear, one step removed from the University, to people of all faiths and none. 

For students 

Wellbeing Service. The University’s team of professional wellbeing advisors, practitioners and counsellors offers confidential support. This can be accessed 24/7 via the Student Hub. Please call the Student Hub on +44(0)23 80599 599 or email on studenthub@soton.ac.uk. Students can also access building 37 for Wellbeing Chats this can be booked via the university page under Enabling Services or if a student is having issues with this, they can book it by a call, an email or by walking into the Student Hub (Building 37). 

Special Considerations. If you feel your studies have been affected by what has happened, you can consider applying for special considerations. Your Personal Academic Tutor of school administration office will be able to provide more information. 

The SUSU Advice Centre is a free, confidential, impartial service where an advisor can talk through the procedure, how to complain, what options are available and support you through the process.  This support includes checking draft complaints and attending any meetings with the University. 

Togetherall. It is a safe space online to get things off your chest, have conversations get creative and learn how to manage your mental health and wellbeing. 

For Staff 

Talk to your line manager, a staff member you can trust or a member of the HR team. Particularly if your work has been/is being affected.

Employee Assistance Programme. EAP is a confidential and independent support service for university staff. 

Togetherall. It is a safe space online to get things off your chest, have conversations get creative and learn how to manage your mental health and wellbeing. 

Occupational Health is a service offered either by the University’s internal Occupational Health nurse or in collaboration with the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. 

Trade Unions. The university recognises three Trades Unions: UCU, UNISON and Unite. 
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