We know that victims of stalking experience psychological trauma including: 

  • Denial, confusion, self-doubt, questioning if what is happening is unreasonable, wondering if they are over-reacting
  • Depression (all symptoms related to depression)

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia (frightened to leave the house, never feeling safe)

  • Difficulty concentrating, attending and remembering things

  • Inability to sleep – nightmares, ruminating

  • Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress disorder e.g. hypervigilance (always on the lookout), flashbacks of frightening incidents, easily startled

  • Self-medication alcohol/ drugs or using prescribed medications

  • Suicide thoughts and/or suicide attempts

We also know that stalking behaviours were present in 94% of homicide cases showing the extreme impact on victims' physical and mental wellbeing.

This year's annual National Stalking Awareness Week Conference focuses on the physical and mental impact of stalking and the role of the health sector in this insidious crime.  

At this event, delegates can expect to:

  • Be the first to hear findings from a new report on the impact of stalking upon victims

  • Receive a firsthand account of the innovative Multi-Agency Stalking Intervention programme's first twelve months

  • Gain up to minute analysis from policing experts on tools that can be used to manage stalking perpetrators

  • Take part in the advance discussions between health professionals on fixation and obsession and the role of the health sector in this crime

  • Share, and be inspired by, best practice from expert speakers and delegates across the sector as more and more attention turns to this difficult and volume crime.

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National Stalking Awareness Week Conference