If you have been the victim of sexual violence:

1. Go to a safe place

Go to a place where you can find physical safety and emotional support. This may be the home (or room) of a friend, a family member, a member of the Residence staff, a colleague or a supervisor.

2. Seek Health Care/Counselling

You are encouraged to seek health care immediately. In London, immediate care and counselling support is available at:

  • The Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre, located at St. Joseph’s Hospital (go to Urgent Care). Call 519-646-6100, press 0 and ask for the nurse-on-call for sexual assault and domestic violence.  Support is provided regardless of gender and, with the consent of the survivor/victim, will also be provided to a partner/significant other.

    Get help between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Visit The Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre, located at St. Joseph’s Hospital, London (directions). Go to Urgent Care and request to speak to a SADVTC nurse.

    (519) 646-6100 ext. 64224

    Get help after hours
    Call (519) 646-6100, press 0 ask for the nurse on call for the Regional Sexual Assault Program to be paged.

  • The Sexual Assault Centre London , which can be reached at 519-438-2272. The Sexual Assault Centre London also provides individual & group counselling and accompaniment and advocacy for women. A 24-hour crisis & support line is available to men and women.
  • The Sexual Violence Prevention Education Coordinator at Western’s Wellness Education Centre.

    Gender-Based Violence & Survivor Support Case Manager
    Western Student Services Building, Office 2150
    (519) 661-3568

​3. Counselling Options


Reporting an Incident of Sexual Violence

More information on reporting an incident of sexual violence.