Bystander Intervention Training

This year, Student Support is running a variety of workshops in Bystander Intervention training.

  • Fri 24 Nov 17

    16:00 - 18:00

  • Colchester Campus

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support

  • Contact details

Bringing in the Bystander® is a bystander intervention workshop with a robust evidence-base. Rather than focusing strictly on the roles of perpetrator and victim, the highly interactive Bringing in The Bystander® curriculum uses a community responsibility approach. It teaches bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking may be occurring or where there may be risk that it will occur.

Book your place now: https://universityofessex.simplybook.it/v2/

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What is sexual violence?

Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity, including rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.

Sexual violence can be perpetrated by a stranger or by someone known and even trusted, including a friend, colleague, family member, partner or ex-partner.

Bringing in the Bystander® workshops

These workshops will help students, academics, professional services staff and community members to:

  • IDENTIFY behaviours on a continuum of violence
  • DEVELOP empathy for those who have experienced violence
  • PRACTICE safe and appropriate intervention skills
  • COMMIT to intervene before, during and after an incident of sexual abuse, relationship violence and stalking occurs

For more information, visit: https://www1.essex.ac.uk/equality/harassment/guidelines.aspx

These training sessions will run every Monday 6.00pm-8.00pm, Wednesday 2.00pm-4.00pm and Friday 4.00pm-6.00pm, from 30 October 2017 until 24 November 2017.

You only have to book onto one session, but doing so can help you to help many others around our university.