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No Space for Hate

No Space for Hate

No Space for Hate is our commitment to challenge inappropriate behaviours and provide practical support to students who are victims, survivors or witnesses of hate or harassment.

Working together, DMU and De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) have developed No Space for Hate, a new approach towards dealing with incidents of hate and harassment. This comprises of a new policy, website, anonymous reporting tool, a specialised service which outlines support and reporting options, specialist staff within Security and new mandatory training for staff involved in the disciplinary process. 

No Space for Hate is part of our commitment to challenge inappropriate behaviours and provide practical support to students who are victims or witnesses of hate or harassment.  

DMU is a diverse institution, and we want to continue to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all students and staff. 

 

  1. Support

    Support at DMU

    No Space For Hate Harassment Support Team

    If you have been a victim or a witness to an incident and require urgent support now please call 999.

    To arrange a time to speak to a member of the No Space for Hate advice team please email nsfh@dmu.ac.uk including your contact details.

    The team offer advice around wellbeing, reporting options, and academic support.

    This inbox will be monitored Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm. Outside of this time you can contact the Security Team: 0116 257 7642. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    We have a relationship with Victim First, which also has support options you can access Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm. Their caseworkers offer free, confidential and independent advice and tailored support to meet your needs. You can contact them via webchat, phone 0800 953 9595 or email support@victimfirst.pnn.gov.uk.

    Student Space have recently announced several new national support options for students from diverse backgrounds including Black students, Muslim students, Punjabi students, Trans students and working class students which DMU students can access. Support is available via text, phone, email or webchat for issues including money, mental health, study, housing, relationships and more.. See Support Outside DMU below for more information.

    • The Mandala Project
    • HealthyDMU
    • OpenFaith

      Support outside DMU

      Victim First

      Victim First caseworkers offer free, confidential and independent advice and tailored support to meet your needs. Up to date availability status for helpline and live chat support can be found on the Victim First front page.

      Victim Support

      Galop

      Galop are specialists in providing hate crime support for LGBT+ individuals.

      • General advice: Email advice@galop.org.uk. Available 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
      • LGBT+ Hate Crime Support: Email HateCrime@galop.org.uk or call 0207704 2040. Available 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
      • LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Support: Email help@galop.org.uk or call 0800 999 5428. Available 10am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and from 10am to 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

      Supportline

      Supportline offers confidential emotional telephone support in the UK for men, women, children and young adults.

      NHS Leicester

      • For general mental health support, make an appointment with your GP; they will be able to discuss the options available to you. Remember that you are entitled to see any doctor working at the surgery you are registered at and can make requests to speak to a specific doctor if this will help. The surgery will do their best to accommodate your requests based on availability.
      • NHS Leicester mental health support helpline: 0116 295 3060
      • NHS Mental Health Central Access Point (for urgent mental health support access): 0808 800 3302. Calls are handled by Turning Point recovery workers. Find out more at NHS website.

      Student Space

      Student Space provide mental health support for students via phone and online.

      • Helpline: 0808 189 5260. You can also use WhatsApp to access Live Chat support on this number
      • Live web chat. Available 4pm to 11pm daily
      • Text message support: Text "STUDENT" to 85258
      • Email: students@themix.org

      Muslim Youth Helpline

      Muslim Youth Helpline offers faith and culturally sensitive support by phone or online.

  2. Report

    Services within DMU

    Anonymous reporting

    We understand not everyone will want to formally report their experiences which is why we have developed this anonymous form. The university will not be able to investigate any reports received via this form, however you telling us about what has happened helps us monitor the prevalence and type of issues DMU students are experiencing in order that we can make better use of resources available and ensure that our training programmes and initiatives are being targeted to the appropriate areas.

    Other resources

    Services outside DMU

    Police

    • Non-emergency number: 111
    • Emergency: 999
    • Local online reporting form: Stamp It Out
  3. Training

    Training is available for staff and students to learn more about hate crime and how to prevent it.

  4. Engagement

    Isla Dixon - Leicestershire Police Hate Crime Officer

    Email Isla at Isla.Dixon@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk or call police extension number 3308323, or call by using extension 8323 using a DMU phone.

    DSU Executive Officers and Liberation Officers

    Executive and Liberation Officers at DSU can be reached via the contact information listed on the DSU website.