National Stalking Helpline
The National Stalking Helpline is run by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and offers information and guidance to anybody in the UK who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking. They offer practical information, support, and advice on risk, safety planning and legislation to victims of stalking, their friends, family, and professionals working with victims.
For individuals who don’t feel comfortable contacting the helpline, the Am I Being Stalked? tool can also help in validating someone’s experience, and support them in recognising the commonly misunderstood behaviours associated with this crime, such as unwanted gift giving, ‘love bombing’ after a relationship, messaging family, friends, workplaces, and other intrusive and distressing behaviours.
They have worked in several counties to support victims of stalking – or those at heightened risk of being stalked, such as victims of domestic abuse – to stay safe. This has included delivering stalking awareness and personal safety workshops in refuges, distributing safety packs to victims of stalking, and training frontline professionals so that they are able to respond more effectively to victims of stalking who approach them.
The Helpline is available 09.30am-4m Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 09.30am-8pm on Wednesday.
Geographical area service covers
Who is the service for?
All those who have experienced stalking
Referral routes into service (professionals, self)