Support 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 policy. 

Report your experience on this Report + Support site 
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.

You can also report anonymously.  See our FAQs for information on how we deal with anonymous and named reports.

Making a report with contact details via the University of Sussex Report + Support Tool connects you with a responder and will not, in itself, open a formal complaint.  See our FAQs for more information on raising a grievance.

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. 

Dignity and Respect Champions
The University has recruited volunteer Dignity and Respect Champions in a range of roles across Sussex.  Champions offer a confidential listening space where staff can explore the options open to them.  Champions are also able to signpost to additional sources of help.  To be connected with a Champion, please complete the online request form.  You will be matched with the first available Champion who will arrange an initial meeting.

Trade Unions
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.

External sources of support
The government’s Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) provides a helpline that can offer information on discrimination and your rights.

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


There are two ways you can tell us what happened