First Responder Network

Our University community has a network of volunteers (opens in a new window) who are trained in supporting survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Research indicates that person's early disclosure experiences may affect their healing journey. Specifically, a positive disclosure experience may assist in survivors understand that while something happened to them, it does not define them. For more, see here (opens in a new window).

To express interest in joining our First Responder network, contact us (opens in a new window).


Currently, we are developing training with Western's Sexualities and Genders Research (opens in a new window). Express interest in attending a face to face session here (coming soon).

In 2018, training was provided by the Gendered Violence Research Network (UNSW) (opens in a new window)