It’s important to know that there is help available if you need to leave your home or accommodation to escape harm or violence. There may be financial pressure, tensions or a heightened sense of uncertainty and anxiety. No matter what the external stressors, violence should not be tolerated. You are not alone.
If you feel frightened or need advice, help or support, or a safe place to stay there are organisations that will provide assistance. If you are at immediate risk, call the police at 000. They are available 24/7.
Family violence courts are open and intervention orders are available. If you or a friend are suffering physical or sexual harm, please seek help or offer them support.
The UMSU Sexual Harm and Response Department
works with the UMSU Advocacy and Legal services and can provide support with making complaints to the University, reporting to the police, and appropriate referrals to therapeutic services.