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Supports and Services

Support for people who have experienced sexual assault.

If you have experienced sexual assault, there are a range of services that can support your physical, emotional, practical and/or legal needs. Every person’s experience of sexual assault is different, and the kind of support you want, or need is your own decision.It can be difficult to make decisions when you have experienced a traumatic situation. You might want to talk through your options with someone you trust, like a family member or friend however, it is your choice to decide what will work best for you.

Services and Supports Contacts

Support for Staff

Support for Students

Staff can avail of the Employee Support Service (ESS).
The ESS is a confidential counselling and advice service to assist all of us in dealing with personal issues that could pose a threat to our health, well-being, relationships or employment.
The service is free – the University of Limerick bears the cost of this service. The service is voluntary – the decision to use the service and avail of counselling rests with the individual. The service is confidential and independent – and provided by an external company called Inspire Wellbeing. Please click here to read more about the Employee Support Service.
Jenny Blake is the Student Information & Support Coordinator.at UL Student Life. Jenny is here for all students who are seeking advice and support on any issues that may arise during their time in UL. Don’t be shy in dropping into her office here in UL Student Life, making a call or emailing her at jenny.blake@ul.ie Her door is always open to talk in confidence with all students. Click here to book an appointment with Jenny Blake. 
Sean Mulkern is the Welfare Officer in Student Life. He will listen to you and help talk though the supports available, he will signpost you to the appropriate service. Click here to book an appointment with Sean.

Support with your work for Staff

If your work is being affected because of your experience, then it would be helpful to let your manager know, or a member of your department. You can decide how much information to share with them about your experience. However, it is important to let them know that your work is being affected so they can help with the adjustments you need to continue with your job, or to take a break from work if that would be more helpful to you

Support with your work for Students

If your academic work is being affected because of your experience, then it would be helpful to let your lecturer know, or your course director. You can decide how much information to share with them about your experience. However, it is important to let them know that your work is being affected so they can help with the adjustments you need to continue with your studies, or to take a break from work if that would be more helpful to you.

 

Services Contacts

Internal Services

External Services

In the event of an emergency on campus, please dial extension 3333 (internally) or 061-213333.  If your situation is immediately life-threatening or urgent, call Henry Garda Station  (061) 212 400.
UL Security - 061-234600 / (ext. 4600) Limerick Rape Crisis Centre (061) 311 511
24 hour UL Campus Emergency Number - 061-213333 / 061-202700 / (ext. 3333 / 2700) St. John's Hospital - 061-415822
University Hospital - 061-301111 Gardaí - 061-212400 / 999
UL Students’ Life - 061-202324 Rape Crisis Centre - 1800-311511

For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, Rape Crisis Centre provide a text service, operating Mon-Fri from 8am to 6:30pm, at 086-8238443 and they also have a webchat service available Mon-Fri, 10am to 2pm (excluding Bank Holidays).