How to get support

/ 4 February 2019

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues in Stalked: Murder In Slow Motion, please contact one of the below websites for help and guidance.

The National Stalking Helpline

https://www.suzylamplugh.org/Pages/Category/national-stalking-helpline

The National Stalking Helpline is run by Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Call the helpline on 0808 802 0300

They can help you by giving you information and guidance on topics including:

  • The law in relation to stalking and harassment in the United Kingdom
  • Reporting stalking or harassment
  • Effective gathering of evidence
  • Ensuring your personal safety and that of your friends and family
  • Practical steps to reduce the risk

Network for Surviving Stalking

https://www.scaredofsomeone.org/

They offer advice and information to people affected by stalking; enabling early recognition and the opportunity to seek help. Network for Surviving Stalking, alongside Protection Against Stalking and Suzy Lamplugh Trust, was a founding partner of the National Stalking Helpline in 2010.

Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service

https://paladinservice.co.uk/

Paladin is a trauma-informed service established to assist high risk victims of stalking in England and Wales.

For more information about the work done by the charities featured in the programmes please follow the links below;

Protection Against Stalking

http://www.protectionagainststalking.org/

The vision of Protection Against Stalking is to change society’s perception of stalking, to improve the safety for all victims of stalking and harassment and for perpetrators to be held to account by the Criminal Justice System.

The Molly McLaren Foundation

http://themollymclarenfoundation.co.uk/

The Molly McLaren Foundation has been created by the family and friends of Molly McLaren, with the objective of funding established charities who educate, raise awareness and provide support, for people affected by eating disorders.


The Hollie Gazzard Trust

https://holliegazzard.org/

The trust helps reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools and colleges. In addition, it funds hairdressing training for young people who may not otherwise have the funds to study – Hollie was passionate about hairdressing and HGT enables others to follow their dream.

Hollie Guard

www.hollieguard.com/

The trust has also developed Hollie Guard which turns your smartphone into a personal safety device. In danger? Shake your phone or tap the screen to generate an alert. Your location and audio/video evidence will automatically be sent to your emergency contacts who can take action to help you quickly.

Reporting a stalker

https://www.gov.uk/report-stalker

Scared of Someone (Network for Surviving Stalking)

scaredofsomeone.org

NHS Choices – Help after rape and sexual assault

victimsupport.org.uk

Rape Crisis
Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2:30 and 7-9:30)
rapecrisis.org.uk

Victim Support
Supportline: 0808 168 9111

RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre)
National Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)
rasasc.org.uk

The Rape and Abuse Line (RAL)
rapeandabuseline.co.uk
Helpline: 0808 800 0123

The Survivors Trust
thesurvivorstrust.org

Survivors UK – Male Rape and Sexual Abuse Support
survivorsuk.org

MPower – Support for Male Survivors of Abuse
Helpline: 0808 808 4321
male-rape.org.uk

MISCARRIAGE

The Miscarriage Association
miscarriageassociation.org.uk
The Miscarriage Association offers support to people who have lost a baby. They have a helpline (01924 200 799, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm) and an email address (info@miscarriageassociation.org.uk), and can put you in touch with a support volunteer.

Cruse Bereavement Care
Helpline: 0808 808 1677
cruse.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care helps people understand their grief and cope with their loss.

Face-to-face and group support is delivered by trained bereavement volunteers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

ABORTION

Marie Stopes UK
mariestopes.org.uk
Making a decision to terminate a pregnancy can be very difficult and complex. Marie Stopes United Kingdom offers counselling to all its clients, whether their treatment is on the NHS or private. Marie Stopes offers counselling before, during and after treatment – for as many sessions as you need.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

National Domestic Violence Helpline
Helpline: 0808 2000 247
nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Men’s Advice Line
mensadviceline.org.uk
Telephone: 0808 801 0327
Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk
Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner.

Mankind
mankind.org.uk
Telephone: 01823 334244
Mankind operates a confidential helpline for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).

Broken Rainbow
brokenrainbow.org.uk
Broken Rainbow provides support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.

Respect
Anyone who needs confidential help with their own abusive behaviour can contact Respect on their free helpline on 0808 802 4040.

 

FINANCIAL ISSUES

Bankruptcy – Citizens Advice
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/debt-solutions/bankruptcy-2/

Debt problems – Citizen Advice
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/help-with-debt/

 

BULLYING

Bullying
Ditch the Label

https://www.ditchthelabel.org/

Kidscape
https://www.kidscape.org.uk/

Bullies Out
https://bulliesout.com/

Bullying UK
http://www.bullying.co.uk/

Cyber Bullying
http://www.bullying.co.uk/cyberbullying/