Student Wellbeing Champion, Tamzin, talks about National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018, and how to get involved.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 is happening from 13 – 20 October 2018.
A Hate Crime is a crime which you feel was targeted at you, due to your race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.
This year, Stop Hate UK are spreading the message of #SpreadLoveNotHate, to promote the ideal of a society which is free from hate, harassment and discrimination, where all people are valued for their unique identity.
Please come along to the Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service’s Beyond Hate Crime Workshop running during Hate Crime Awareness Week on Thursday 18 October, in the Glamorgan Building, led by Victim Support.
Get involved in the Beyond Hate Crime Workshop
The Workshop will guide you through the tools used by Victim Support to help people who have experienced Hate Crime.
The Workshop will focus on building self-esteem, managing anxiety, healthy sleeping habits and keeping your home safe.
Other ways to get in involved
Please also think about other ways to get involved and support Hate Crime Awareness week!
You can check out the Stop Hate UK site and also visit the National Hate Crime Awareness Week website for more details for ideas on getting involved. Also, be sure to look out for and use the hashtag #NHCAW on Twitter.
“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” Mary Angelou, Civil Rights Activist.
Disclosure Response Team
You can access a range of support options from the university’s Disclosure Response Team if you are affected by any form of violence and abuse, including hate crime.
Please complete an Online Disclosure Form, and the team will contact you within 2 working days to offer an initial appointment and to facilitate further / ongoing support.
National Hate Crime Support
Victim Support run the National Hate Crime Report and Support Centre which provides free and confidential emotional and practical support to victims of Hate Crime. This covers anyone who feels like they have been targeted because of their race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Additionally, they are a third party reporting centre, meaning you can report hate crimes to them and have the right to remain anonymous. You do not have to report the incident to the police to receive support from the team and the team can report these incidents to the police on your behalf if needed.
Appointments from the National Hate Crime Support Team are available monthly, at the Student Support Centre, on the last Tuesday evening of every month.
Search ‘Hate Crime’ on the Student intranet.
You can also contact the team directly for support:
- Tel: 0300 3031 982
- Email: CrimeWales@victimsupport.org.uk
Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service
The Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service can offer support to anybody experiencing any sort of difficulty.
One-to-one therapy appointments are available to request via an Online Self-Referral Form, which can be found on the Our Appointments Page of the Student Intranet.
A daily Wellbeing Walk-In Service (15:00-15:45: Monday–Friday and Wednesday mornings: 9:30-10:15 at the Student Support Centre at 50 Park Place) is also available.
Wellbeing Workshops offer information, support and self-help resources on a variety of mental health difficulties, and several therapeutic Courses and Groups are also available, offering a safe and confidential space to explore issues and develop new skills over the course of several weeks.
Tamzin, Student Wellbeing Champion.
Your Student Life, Supported.
The Student Support Centre has a range of services dedicated to helping students make the most of their time at University, including: Advice & Money, Careers & Employability, Counselling, Health & Wellbeing, Disability & Dyslexia and International Student Support.
For further details of services, events, opening times and more find us on the University Intranet.