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We are supporting the LGBT Hate Crime Campaign

Jo from our Wellbeing Team tells us more about the LGBT Hate Crime Campaign and how our Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team can support students …

 

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The Campaign

A major new campaign has been launched by the National LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Hate Crime partnership to raise awareness of LGB and T hate crime, bringing together a consortium of LGBT organisations across England and Wales.

 

The National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership brings together 31 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England and Wales. Funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the partnership led by the LGBT Consortium aims to increase the reporting of Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Hate Crimes and incidents and improve the support available to those targeted.

 

Recognise it and Report it!

It is estimated that over 39,000 people suffer some form of harassment, abuse, graffiti and other crime motivated by homophobia, biphobia or transphobia, yet only 6% of anti-LGBT harassment in the UK is reported to police.

 

This campaign is aimed at encouraging LGBT people and their supporters to recognise hate crimes when they happen, to seek help and support; and if possible, report it.
StopHateUK: Tel: 0808 801 0661

 

Get Involved

Please support this campaign by changing your profile pic on Facebook & Twitter, we have.
This campaign is part of a wider project funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which aims to remove some of the barriers to reporting. To learn more about the campaign and the wider project see the website.

 

The campaign coincides with a new report from The University of Leicester’s Centre for Hate Studies which reveals that 88% of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people had experienced some form of hate incident leaving them emotionally and physically scarred.

 

Cardiff University Students

The Cardiff University Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service offers one-to-one support for any kind of difficulty, including abuse or distress related to hate incidents, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

 

If you have ever experienced difficulty in this area or been a victim of a hate incident, please don’t hesitate to seek support from us. You can attend our daily drop-in Service: Wellbeing Walk-In, throughout the year, for a short informal chat without an appointment, please see our website for further details or to self-refer for a one-to-one Counselling or Wellbeing appointment, please simply complete and submit our online self-referral form

 

Student Support & Wellbeing is open throughout the Summer* if you’d like support with anything come and see us …

 

Best wishes

Jo, Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team

Jo

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