Experiencing bullying and/or harassment is never okay.

Bullying and harassment are contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and our University Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy.  For more information on this Policy please click  HERE

If you know someone who has been affected by bullying and/or harassment, please let them know they are not alone and support is available. 

What can you do?

Are they in immediate danger?  If they are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can call Emergency services on 999 (or 112 from a mobile). 

Finding a safe space.  If an incident has just happened check to see if they feel safe and secure and if they have or would like a trusted friend or family member with them.   
If they are on campus or in accommodation they/you can contact a member of the Accommodation team or Security (please call '0131 474 0000 and ask for Security') for support and/or to discuss the incident. 

Listening & offering support - the person affected may want to share and talk through their experience with you. 
This following guidance gives helpful advice regarding supporting a friend.   Based on the Samaritans guidelines for active listening, the following video offers 6 easy tips on supporting a friend or loved one while helping them thorough a tough time.  To access please click  HERE
Seeking  Support - You may want to seek advice on their behalf or encourage them to do so themselves. 
They may want to Report the incident either anonymously or with details using this Report and Support system. 

They may want to consider talking to our Accommodation Team if they are living on campus and the incident occurred in accommodation. 

They may consider speaking with their Personal Academic Tutor or a member of their academic team.

Our students can also speak with a member of staff in their Student's Union who can offer advice and guidance.

All students can access support from our university wellbeing and counselling services, based in student services.  For more information please see below:

Mental health and wellbeing support for students available within QMU:
  • QMU Wellbeing service HERE
  • QMU Counselling service HERE
  • Togetherall - online support for mental health HERE
Support for Staff is available, if you would like guidance and to speak with someone about your experience please make contact with our QMU Human Resources team.  There is also staff mental health and wellbeing support:

Mental health and wellbeing support for staff at QMU: 
  • 'Be Supported' Staff Employee Assistance Programme HERE
  • Togetherall - online support for mental health HERE

Students and staff  may also want to consider accessing support for Bullying and/or Harassment at the following UK wide support services:

  • National Bullying Helpline HERE
  • Bullying UK (part of Family Lives includes Helpline support)  HERE
  • Citizens Advice Scotland - Harassment Support  HERE
  • Police Scotland - Advice on stalking HERE


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