- Information for survivors
- Supporter Community
- Western's Respect. Now. Always. Campaign
- Supporting a friend: Responding to disclosures of sexual and gendered violence
- Positive intervention
- International students
- Language and accessibility options
- Sexual harassment
- First Responder Network
- Change the Course Recommendations Implementation Table WSU June 2021
Be the hero (safely)
What can you do when you become aware of social conflict near you?
If you don't feel able to intervene, it's natural. Stay safe and do what you can.
Respond directly and calmly to a perpetrator, perhaps by using an “I” statement and/or calling out the behaviour - EG I feel uncomfortable when you speak like that or Mate, that's harassment.
From pretending you recognise the target, to barging in for a selfie, there are many creative ways to diffuse an unwanted encounter.
From security guards to barkeepers, many have the capacity to support. Choose a specific individual and communicate clearly and calmly. At Western, Campus Safety and Security are available 24/7 on 1300 737 003 or extension 2300 from any fixed campus handset.
There are many amazing ways to intervene, and it can feel great. To ask about positive intervention training, email email@example.com