If you think you or someone you know has experienced a hate crime, there is a variety of support options available to both students and staff.
- Student Counselling and Mental Wellbeing - the team offer a range of support and advice for students who are experiencing stress, anxiety or other mental health issues.
- Your School. Students can talk to their Personal Development Tutor.
- Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) ENSA employs a team of professional advisers to provide one-to-one advice to Edinburgh Napier University students. It’s a free and comprehensive welfare rights and education service. They can offer information, support and advice with signposting and referral to more specialist services.
- Residence Life team. If you are a student in our accommodation, all of the residences have a team of Student Accommodation Officers and Resident Assistants (RLA’s) living in-house. This team can be an important source of guidance and support for students.
- Human Resource Contacts. If you are a member of staff your HR partner will be able to identify the support that’s available for you.
- Trade Unions. There are two trade unions that represent staff at the University: Unison and the EIS.
- Workplace Options. Workplace Options is the University's Employee Assistance Programme Provider and they provide a free, confidential and independent resource to help employees balance their work, family and personal lives. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by phone, e-mail or online and provides information, resources and counselling.Other sources of support.
Other sources of support
Hate Crime Scotland provides information and resources relating to crimes motivated by prejudice, or hate crime. Hate Crime Scotland work with partners to increase awareness of hate crime, prevent hate crime from happening, and encourage reporting when it does happen.
True Vision offers guidance on reporting hate crime and hate incidents. If you do not wish to talk to anyone in person about the incident or wish to remain anonymous, there is an online form for reporting hate crime; you can report non-crime hate incidents to the police to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness.
Victim Support provides victims with free and confidential emotional and practical assistance and information about the criminal justice system. Trained volunteers and staff deliver this assistance throughout Scotland. There is a Victim Support office in every local authority area.
Tell MAMA supports victims of anti-Muslim hate and is a public service which also measures and monitors anti-Muslim incidents.
Community Security Trust (CS) helps those who are victims of anti-Semitic hatred, harassment or bias.