If someone you know is experiencing unwanted, repeated, obsessive and/or controlling behaviours that makes them distressed or scared, they may be being stalked. There are many ways stalking can be perpetrated it is most likely to be someone they already know well such as an ex-partner. There are lots of ways you can support them.

In an emergency:

Report to A & E, Call 999 and request an ambulance

Report to Police, Call 999

If it is not an emergency, they can speak to their GP/healthcare professional

or call the Police non-emergency number 101 or attend any local Police station

Rape Crisis have detailed advice about reporting to the police

There are also a lot of independent support organisations that can support them. 

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: lewishamvawg@refuge.org.uk



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