The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON partners on national Respect. Now. Always campaign

Friday, 12 February 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) is partnering with Universities Australia and universities across Australia in a new national campaign – Respect. Now. Always. – designed to support university communities to work together to prevent sexual assault an harassment.

Universities across Australia are united in their determination to ensure that students and staff are safe from sexual assault and harassment. As part of the nationalRespect. Now. Always campaign, UON’s Sexual Health Awareness Week in March will incorporate a screening of The Hunting Ground film, providing an opportunity for students and staff to continue the conversation about unacceptable behaviour.

The launch of the Respect. Now. Always campaign, offers an opportunity to bring an increased focus to these important issues.

For advice and support for victims of sexual assault visit this page. Free 24/7 counselling for sexual assault is available via the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence and Counselling Service at 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732), and the NSW Rape Crisis 24 hr phone and online counselling service: 1800 424 017 and online or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

UON has support services available for both students and staff

Students may speak privately with support staff. Please contact a Health and Welfare Advisor by calling the following numbers during business hours:

Callaghan: 02 4921 5801
Ourimbah: 02 4348 4060
Sydney: 02 8262 6413
Port Macquarie: 02 6581 6200
Find out more about these support services here.

Staff may contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a free, anonymous service to University employees for assistance. For more information please visit this page.

University of Newcastle University Security Services can be reached in an emergency on the emergency line: 4921 5888 (Callaghan and City precinct), 4348 4222 (Central Coast Campus) or 0412 595 054 (Port Macquarie campus).

If you wish to report a sexual assault to the Police, contact your nearest Police station, or in case of emergency, dial 000.

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