Content Warning: Sexual Assault
Hi! I’m Laura, your VP Welfare and Community, and I’m going to give you a quick overview of Sexual Assault Awareness month, what SUSU are doing for it, and some tips on how to look after yourself. The current crisis has been emotionally exhausting for many people, and whereas I would have thrown myself into this campaign before the lockdown, I’ve made a personal and professional decision to take a step back and focus on promoting support, to look after both my headspace, and yours.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to … Read the rest
Tags: Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Student Life, VP Welfare and Community, Yellow Door
Earlier this year, we launched a new community spotlight series, led by your Community and Volunteering Officer, Charlotte Colombo. These spotlights cover some of the brilliant volunteering opportunities you can get involved with, in and around Southampton, alongside your studies.
Today’s spotlight is on local charity, Yellow Door.
What is Yellow Door?
Established in 1985, Yellow Door is a registered charity providing supportive and preventative services in response to domestic and sexual abuse. We offer a range of specialist therapeutic, advocacy and community outreach initiatives to support children, young people, women, men and families across Southampton and western … Read the rest
Tags: services, volunteers, working, Yellow Door
Start spreadin’ the news… This year’s Jailbreak winners travelled an incredible 3,419 miles, managing to reach New York in their bid to get as far away from Southampton as possible without spending any of their own money.
Student teams started off from rainy Southampton at 8:00 AM Saturday morning and raced across the country to catch lifts, trains and flights in a bid to get as far away as they could in 36 hours, all in the name of charity. Organised by our amazing RAG, this year, groups are raising money for three charities, Yellow Door, … Read the rest
Tags: Anthony Nolan, Fundraising, fundraising total, Help Refugees, Jailbreak, Jailbreak 2018, RAG, Raise and Give, Southampton RAG, Yellow Door
The core charities which will be supported by RAG during the 2018/19 academic year have been chosen, following a student vote. They are…
By offering a variety of specialist therapeutic, supportive and preventative services around the issues of domestic and sexual abuse, Yellow Door work with victims and the local Southampton community to help victims overcome the negative impacts of trauma, violence and abuse.
Trinity Winchester provide practical and emotional support to those who are experiencing the effects of homelessness or vulnerability. They also run a dedicated Women’s Service, supporting women to make positive changes to their … Read the rest
Tags: Antony Nolan, Help Refugees, RAG, RAG core charities, RAG core charities 2018/19, Raise and Give, Trinity Winchester, Yellow Door
During Expect Respect Week (Monday 16 April – Friday 20 April) we will be running events and activities which focus on healthy, respectful relationships – whether these are friendships, romantic and sexual relationships, families, or the relationship you have with yourself! #ExpectRespect
Monday 16 April
Give yourself a positive message today! We will be leaving sprinkles of positivity around the Union, so keep your eyes peeled…
Tuesday 17 April
Resilience Workshop // 13:00 – 14:45 // Meeting Room 2, Floor 1, Building 42
This workshop will teach you practical skills to help you remain calm and handle the stressful situations life … Read the rest
Tags: #expectrespect, consent, Expect Respect, Expect Respect Week, healthy relationships, meditation, resilience, VP Welfare, Yellow Door