The Mandala Project


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 at DMU, 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 other behaviours on campus which create an intimidating environment

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 by email at or by phone on 0116 207 8309. Out of hours or when the university is closed, you can contact security on 0116 257 7642. This is a 24-hour phone line available throughout the year.

You can follow us on Twitter @dmu_mandala.

Partner Support Services outside the university

We work with a number of partners to ensure you get the best advice and support. Find out more about the services our partners can provide to you, or contact them directly by clicking on the links below.  If you or someone else is at risk of immediate harm or you need medical attention please remember to call 999.

Juniper Lodge

Help and support for those affected by rape and sexual assault in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
el: 0116 2733 330

UAVA (United Against Violence & Abuse)

UAVA provides co-ordinated domestic and sexual violence services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for any male or female over the age of  13. Additional services are available for Leicester City residents.
el: 0808 80 200 28

Leicestershire Police

In an emergency, call 999; for non-emergencies, call 101. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, you can use the alternative textphone service on 07624 818 901. You can also report online

First Step

First Step is an organisation run for male survivors and their supporters of sexual abuse and rape.
They provide free confidential services to male survivors of sexual abuse and their supporters living in the city of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to enable survivors to make the “First Step” towards feeling less isolated through increased personal power to makes choices.
Tel: 0116 254 8535 

Jasmine House

Free, confidential therapeutic services for women and girls who have experienced rape, sexual abuse or sexual violence recently or in the past.
Tel: 0116 255 8852

Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is an award-winning National charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. Honour crimes are not determined by age, faith, gender or sexuality, we support and work with all victims.
el: 0800 5999 247


Quetzal 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. We have worked with hundreds of women over the years in Leicester City, County and Rutland.
Tel: 0333 1014280





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