Support: Your Resources

If you have been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, you do not have to cope on your own.  There are many support services available to help you.  There is no time limit on seeking the help of specialist advisers, the Police, your GP, or other support services.  This page includes information for your emotional and physical wellbeing.

Information and Help After Rape and Sexual Assault is published by the Scottish Government and includes information on how to look after yourself, how the legal system works in Scotland, and where to get help and more information.

Your Emotional Wellbeing

Student Services

Student Services has a number of specially trained advisers who can provide support and information about external services and your reporting options.

Email us: support.advice@st-andrews.ac.uk (subject: support report)

Call us:
Daytime: 01334 462720
Out of Hours: 01334 476161 or dial 0 from an internal phone and ask for the on-call Student Services manager to call you back.
Hall of Residence: Call your warden's duty phone or go along to the daily drop-in.  

Visit us: come along to Eden Court with a Support.Report card and hand it to a Receptionist; there is no need to say anything. 

External Support Services

You may wish to seek support outside the University:

Rape Crisis Helpline - 08088 010302 - Helpline open 6pm till midnight
Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre - 01592 642336
Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project - 01592 644217
Safe Space - 01383 739084
Victim Support Fife - 0845 241 2126 - Helpline is open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm
Women’s Rape and Sexual Assault Centre – 01382 201291 - Helpline opening hours - Monday 12-2pm; Tuesday 10am-12pm; Wednesday 7-9pm; Thursday 2-4pm; Friday 7-9pm

SARN (Dundee) - If you do not wish to involve the Police at this time but would like to be referred for a forensic medical examination and collection of evidence for potential use in the future.  Details on how to access SARN are available in the sexual assault referral network (PDF, 271 KB) (PDF, 271kb).  

St Andrews Police Station

68 Pipeland Road
St Andrews, KY16 9AE
Call: 101 or 999 in an emergency situation.

Your Physical Wellbeing

Student Health Hub 

For assistance accessing the right service within the NHS
Call: 01334 465777
Email: studenthealth@st-andrews.ac.uk
Visit: Student Health Hub, St Andrews Community Hospital, Largo Road, St Andrews, KY16 8AR

Local Doctors

Pipeland Medical Centre: 01334 477477
Blackfriars Medical Practice: 01334 476840
Out of hours medical help: 111 or 999 in an emergency

Sexual Health Clinics

Students only clinic:
1pm to 4pm every Friday (term-time only)

Public clinic:
9am to 12.30pm every Friday

Both clinics are by appointment only; please call 01592 647979 between 8.30am - 1.30pm Monday to Friday for an appointment.  
For more information please see the Sexual Health and Contraception information on the University website.