We understand that sometimes people feel more comfortable accessing external support services which specialise in supporting those from particular communities, cultures, or require certain adjustments in order to support their own personal needs. Please don't feel limited by the services listed below, and if you think that you cannot find a support service that is applicable to you – please ask to Speak to an Advisor and the Report and Support team will be happy to search for additional services.  

Internal support:

  • BAME Staff Network: The University has an established Global Ethnic Majority Staff Network, for staff across both academic and professional roles. The purpose of the GEM Staff Network is to provide a safe, supportive and confidential forum for sharing experiences, networking and discussing identified issues that affect members of staff from GEM groups across the University.
  • Students of Colour Liberation Network: The Students of Colour Liberation Network is a space for Students of Colour within the University of Greenwich Community to raise any concerns facing them at University, discuss campaign ideas with the support of GSU Officers and work to raise awareness of issues facing the Students of Colour community across the University. 

General Support:

  • African Sons and Daughters: African Sons and Daughters (ASD) is a non-profit organisation focused on the needs of members of the African community in the UK and the Worldwide African Diaspora. 
  • Chinese Information and Advice Centre: Free information, advice and support to disadvantaged Chinese people living in the UK.
  • Nour: Provides Islamic support and advice through Islamic advisors (male and female) who are from a range of different Islamic schools of thought. 
  • The Asian Circle: A collective within The Circle, brings together UK-based Asian women from all walks of life who have a shared passion and commitment to addressing the issues facing dis-empowered women and girls in India and South Asia. 
  • The Sikh Helpline: The Sikh Helpline has developed itself to be a trusted point of contact for members of the community in dealing with a range of issues, especially those linked to cultural and social taboos. 

Harassment, Discrimination and Hate Crime:
  • CST: Community Security Trust, a charity that protects British Jews from antisemitism and related threats. You can report antisemitism directly to CST, as well as receiving psychological support tailored to the Jewish community's needs. 
  • Muslim Women’s Network: National specialist faith and culturally sensitive helpline that is confidential and non-judgmental, which offers information, support, guidance and referrals for those who are suffering from or at risk of abuse or facing problems on a range of issues. 
  • Blueprint for all: Founded on the premise that inequality must be tackled in all its forms. This includes inequality of access, and of opportunity, wherever it occurs.
  • Tell Mama: Independent, non-governmental organisation which works on tackling anti-Muslim hatred. The MAMA Project will provide a means for such incidents to be reported, recorded, and analysed, working to ensure this data is accurate and reliable and the victims and witnesses affected receive support.
  • Project Launch: Confronting COVID-Related Hate: Supports a nationwide network of British and South Asian community organisations in responding to the rising levels of hate crimes. It includes information on what constitutes hate crime and how to report it, and is available in a number of East and South East Asian languages.

Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Sexuality:

  • Aanchal: 24-hour telephone helpline and services for Asian women who have experienced domestic violence, emotional support, group work and counselling. 
  • Ashiana Network: Specialises in helping Black and Minority Ethnic women, in particular women from South Asian, Turkish & Iranian communities, aged 16-30 years who are at risk of domestic violence and sexual violence. 
  • Imkaan: UK-based, Black feminist organisation. They are the only national second-tier women’s organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls i.e. women and girls which are defined in policy terms as Black and ‘Minority Ethnic’ (BME). 
  • Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO):  Provide direct services to Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence. 
  • Jewish Women’s Aid: Provide confidential, accessible, empowering and culturally sensitive advocacy and support for Jewish women and children affected by domestic violence. 
  • Latin American Women’s Rights Services:  Offer advice, advocacy and practical support to Latin American women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence, harmful practices or any other form of violence. 
  • Latin American Women’s Aid: Offer a range of support services, including refuge and outreach for Latin American and Black and minority ethnic women and children. 
  • London Black Women’s Project (LBWP):  Domestic violence organisation committed to ending all forms of violence against women and girls. LBWP provide women-only outcomes-focused services in a safe and confidential space through a number of projects.
  • Sharan: U.K. based charity providing support and advice to vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have been or are at risk of being disowned due to abuse or persecution. 

Mental Health:
  • Black Thrive: Aim to end the stigma associated with mental health and address mental health inequalities experienced by Black communities.
  • Jami UK: Specialist provider of mental health services in the Jewish community.
  • Muslim Community Helpline: National organisation providing listening and emotional support service for members of the Muslim community in the UK. 
  • Sharing Voices: Charity in Bradford that aims to reduce mental health and related inequalities for BAME communities.
  • Sikh Your Mind: Aim to increase awareness of mental health difficulties in the Sikh community.
  • The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network: UK’s largest independent organisation to specialise in working psychologically, informed by an understanding of intersectionality, with people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean.  
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