Stalkers are obsessive, fixated, controlling ... and dangerous!
Our social media campaign for National Stalking Awareness Week 2018
Stalking is not a joke. It is something horribly serious that can be life-changing for the victim and even potentially life-threatening, as it turned out in Alice's case.
See here for all the week’s messages
What to do if
you are being stalked, or think you may be being stalked, or are worried about someone's obsessive or controlling behaviour
Advice over the phone
- The best thing is to phone the Suzy Lamplugh Trust's National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300. They are open weekdays between 09:30 and 16:00, except Wednesdays when they open at 13:00.
- You can also call 101 to contact the police.
- Paladin’s National Stalking Advocacy Service also provides support, advice and advocacy to high-risk victims of stalking. While they are often called in by professionals, Paladin may also be contacted directly on 0203 866 4107, or e-mailed at info [at] paladinservice.co.uk.
The main thing to know is that you won’t necessarily find the best advice by googling “stalking”. We recommend the following web pages:
- Paladin’s advice for victims.
- Leicestershire police’s advice and information on stalking.
- Women's Aid and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust also have useful on-line resources on stalking and domestic abuse.
- The Stalking Risk Profile website, although aimed primarily at professionals working with victims or perpetrators of stalking, contains good general information on what stalking is, types of stalking, etc., as well as providing some really helpful general advice for victims.
What to do if
you think you might have been hacked