This year, we want to increase awareness of where victims can receive support and report any incidents of harassment and assault in Manchester. If you, or someone you know, needs help, contact any of the organisations below.
Remember, if it’s an emergency call 999.
In a non-emergency, you can report it by dialling 101 or report anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Find out more information here.
University of Manchester - Report and Support Platform
University of Manchester Students' Union Advice Centre
This is a free confidential, impartial service where our trained Advisors are available to listen and provide you with advice on where to go next. You are welcome to talk to us confidentially, either about what happened, how you feel, or what you want to do now (or if you just need somewhere quiet and safe to be on campus). We can put you in touch with relevant people if you need further help, or wish to take further action.
Phone: 0161 275 2952 or email here.
Greater Manchester Nightline is a confidential listening and information service run for students by students. We offer anonymous, non judgemental and non-directive support for all callers, regardless of the situation. You can talk about anything you like. As well as the listening service, Nightline can also provide information, such as contact numbers for a wide range of places. Just give Nightline a ring and ask – it’s as easy as that!
Phone: 0161 275 3983 or find out more here.
St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre
St Mary’s provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault.
Phone: 0161 276 6515 or find out more here.
Manchester Rape Crisis
This is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused.
Phone: 0161 273 4500 or email here.
Women's Domestic Abuse Hotline
Helpline advice and support to women who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse. Practical advice around issues/options that concern domestic abuse, sign posting to other agencies, referral to refuges & emotional support.
Phone: 0161 636 7525 or email here.
Manchester Women's Aid
Helpline to contact specialist domestic violence and abuse workers to discuss services or ask for advice
Phone: 0161 660 7999 // 24/7 Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Support for women, men, & non-binary people who identify as LGBTQ+. Services include: helpline, drop in, counselling, domestic abuse support, workshops and events, sexual health support, resources and third part hate crime reporting centre.
Helpline: 0345 3 30 30 30
Rape Crisis England and Wales
Rape Crisis England & Wales is a feminist organisation that exists to promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, to improve services to them and to work towards the elimination of sexual violence.
Freephone 0808 802 9999
Greater Manchester Victim Support
An independent charity giving emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Manchester.
Phone: 0330 303 0162 or 0161 200 1950
Offers support and counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape.
Phone: 0161 236 2182 or email here.