Ongoing help and support
Covering Your Tracks
You may not want others to know that you’ve been searching for information or help from websites such as Victim Support. When you browse the internet on a mobile phone, tablet or computer, you leave a `history’ trail of pages and sites you’ve visited. It’s impossible to completely avoid being tracked online but if you’re worried about someone knowing which sites you’ve been looking at, there are some things you can do to help cover your tracks online.
Within the University
You may wish to report what has happened to your Line manager, your Head or Director or to HR
If you decide to contact the Police about an incident that happened on campus or that relates to a member of staff or student, please remember to inform the University following the formal internal route set out in the Dignity and Respect
Support services for staff
Support services are provided through Health Assured
who offer a helpline that can link enquirers to counselling, information, resources and referrals to local services. The service is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The support offered is confidential and independent of the University. The University receives data on the number and broad themes of enquiries made to Health Assured, but no personal data or information on the detail of enquiries is shared.
When you are ready, you may find that the wellbeing hub
can help you find other support within the University as well as self care resources.
Report + Support
Report using contact details on this site
to be linked to a trained responder who will get in touch using the channel you request, within 5 working days. Your responder will not try to influence or instruct you, they will help you think through your options so that you decide what (if anything) you want to do next.
Please see our frequently asked questions (FAQs
) for more information on how we respond to reports.
There are 3 campus trade unions that the university recognises: Unite, Sussex UCU and Unison. If you are a member of these unions, you can contact them for advice and support.
Staff who are considering whether to report or not can ask to talk this through with a Dignity and Respect Champion
. The staff support service and helpline is available 24/7 from Health Assured