The Mandala Project: We will listen. We can support you.

If you feel at risk of immediate harm or need urgent support in relation to sexual violence please call the Emergency Services now on 999. 

If you are a DMU student who has experienced sexual or domestic violence and would like information about the support options you have, The Mandala Project has a team of trained Responders who are here to listen to you and signpost you towards practical support.

We can support you if you have experienced 

  • Sexual violence, including rape and sexual assault
  • Domestic violence including so called ‘honour crime’, forced marriage and coercive control
  • Sexual harassment including stalking, unwanted contact, abusive language and behaviours on campus which create an intimidating environment

If you would like to report an incident to DMU Security, you can call them at any time of year via their 24 hour line on 0116 2577642.

If you choose to contact the Mandala Project, our responders will discuss your options with you so that you can make decisions about the support you need. They can also outline your options to report to the police or start internal disciplinary procedures if you decide that is what you would like to do. Mandala Responders come from a range of backgrounds and you can choose to speak to someone from a specific community if that would be helpful. We can support you face to face, by email or phone. 


Contact the Mandala Project

You can contact the Mandala Project via phone on 0116 207 8309 during office hours when the university is open, or by email at


Support services outside the university

Juniper Lodge: Juniper Lodge Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) provides a comprehensive service for anyone aged 13 and over living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who have been raped or sexually assaulted either recently or at any time in the past, regardless of gender or gender identity. 0116 273 3330. This video gives you a tour of Juniper Lodge and tells you about the support they provide.

United Against Violence and Abuse (UAVA)UAVA are an association of services comprised  of three specialist providers which provide co-ordinated domestic and sexual violence services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for any male or female over the age of 13. Call 0808 80 200 28 to speak to a trained adviser 8-8 Monday to Saturday

Karma Nirvana: Karma Nirvana is national charity that support victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour-based abuse. The charity makes a positive impact on the lives of individuals with an accessible, informed and supportive service, regardless of cultural and/or language barriers. Call 0800 5999247

Quetzal Project: The Quetzal Project provides long-term counselling, crisis counselling and a telephone helpline to support women, aged 16 and over, who are recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. It also offers an online counselling service. 0116 253 9103.

Jasmine House: Leicester Rape Crisis is there to help women and girls who have been sexually abused or raped either recently or in the past. You can refer yourself for help or can be referred by police, schools, GPs or social services.  0116 255 5962.

First Step: First Step is an organisation run for male survivors and their supporters of sexual abuse and rape. It provides free confidential services to enable survivors to make the “First Step” towards feeling less isolated. 0116 254 8535 or text 07581 568 144.

Leicestershire Police: The Signal team has strong links with partner agencies to ensure that victims are fully supported in a way that is tailored to suit them. We also help to identify and manage the risks that offenders pose. Call: 0116 273 3330.

Samaritans: Anonymous, confidential service open 24/7, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 free.

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