Someone I know is experiencing stalking
If someone you know has experienced stalking, it is important that you listen to them, and be open to what they are telling you. Try not to ask for a lot of detail, and make it clear that you are ready to listen whenever they want to talk, and offer practical support, such as directing them to the online Report + Support system, or providing the details of specialist support services.
Independent specialist support
There are a large number of support services you can call or visit.
- National Stalking Helpline. 0808 802 0300. The Helpline is open 09:30 to 16:00 weekdays except Wednesdays when it is open 13:00 to 16:00. The Helpline is not open on bank holidays
- The Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Stalking information and support service
- Paladin. High-risk stalking support service, advice, guidance and links
- Protection Against Stalking. Advice and testimonials from people who have been stalked
- Mygov.scot. Practical advice and Stalking Support
- Action Against Stalking
Take care of yourself
Supporting a survivor can be difficult and it's OK to take time and space for yourself sometimes. It's important not to betray a survivor's trust by telling others about their experiences without their permission, but you can talk confidentially to and get specialist support from the services mentioned above.
Support for students
- Report and Support: Students can report an incident using the University’s Report + Support system. The purpose of this system is to provide support in the event of sexual violence or harassment. You can also choose to make an anonymous report.
- Student Counselling Service: supports the mental health of all students at the University, through short term counselling and referral to other support
- The EUSA Advice Place employs a team of professional advisers to provide one-to-one advice to students. It’s a free and comprehensive welfare rights and education service. They can offer information, support and advice and signposting and referral to more specialist services
Other sources of support
- Samaritans are available to talk about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue. You don't have to be suicidal. Call: 116 123. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Breathing Space where experienced advisors will listen and offer information and advice. Call their Helpline number: 0800 83 85 87 Opening hours: Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am. Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am