If you are experiencing unwanted, repeated, obsessive and/or controlling behaviours that make you distressed or scared, you may be being stalked. There are many ways stalking can be perpetrated it is most likely to be someone you already know well such as an ex-partner. There are lots of people and places that can support you if you are being stalked.
In an emergency:
Report to A & E, Call 999 and request an ambulance
Report to Police, Call 999
If it is not an emergency, you can speak to your GP/healthcare professional
or call the Police non-emergency number 101 or attend any local Police station
If you do decide to go to the policy Paladin offer advice on gathering evidence
Rape Crisis also have detailed advice about reporting to the police
There are a lot of independent support organisations that can support you.
You can access the Athena service, run by Refuge. They provide confidential, non-judgmental support to those living, studying or working in the borough of Lewisham who are experiencing gender-based violence.
Their services support women and girls aged 13 and over, and men aged 16 or over – including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or are unsure of their sexuality. The Athena service also supports transgender clients who identify as male, female, as another gender, or are questioning their gender identity. Tel: 0800 112 4052 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Goldsmiths Support for Students
- Goldsmiths Sexual Violence Liaison Officers (SVLO). Our SVLO's are specifically trained and available for advice and guidance on further support options and for ongoing wellbeing support for students. Appointments can be booked through the Student Wellbeing Service by contacting email@example.com
- SU Advice Team. The Students' Union provides a confidential, non-judgemental and free service available to all Goldsmiths Students. It is independent from the university, so issues with the advice service will not appear on your Goldsmiths file without your consent. The advice team provides specialist advice and support on academic issues such as concerns about your university experience, formal complaints and appeals, disciplinary hearings and academic misconduct investigations
- Campus Support Officers. This staff team works out of hours as a first point of contact for absolutely anything, seven days a week 6pm to 6am. They are based in Loring Management Centre (Accommodation Office/Security), in St James. You can contact them on 020 7919 7284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Goldsmiths Support for Staff
- Staff Assistance Programme. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year support
o Confidential support, and is independent from Goldsmiths
o Accessible via phone, e-mail, instant messaging and website
o No cost to you
o Professional consultation, counselling, information, resources and referrals to services in your local area
o No limit to the number of issues you can get support on
- Staff Counsellor. The staff counselling service aims to offer support promptly.
- Trade Unions. Goldsmiths recognises two campus trade unions. UNISON and UCU. Staff who are members can contact them for support and advice.
- Staff Wellbeing. Goldsmiths has a staff wellbeing hub on Goldmine where you can find a variety of initiatives developed to support staff.
Other sources of support
- 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
- . Advice and testimonials from people who have been stalked