- Support for students is available if you have experienced stalking and would like to speak with someone about your experience.
- You may want to consider talking to our Accommodation Team if you are living on campus and the incident occurred in accommodation.
You may consider speaking with your Personal Academic Tutor or a member of your academic team.
Our students can also speak with a member of staff in their Student's Union who can offer advice and guidance.
All students can access support from our university wellbeing and counselling services, based in student services. For more information please see below:
Mental health and wellbeing support for students available within QMU:
- Support for Staff is available, if you would like guidance and to speak with someone about your experience please make contact with our QMU Human Resources team. There is also staff mental health and wellbeing support:
- 'Be Supported' Staff Employee Assistance Programme HERE
- Togetherall - online support for mental health HERE
There are also additional support available from the following:
National Stalking Helpline Helpline 0808 802 0300 9.30-16.00 daily Website www.suzylamplugh.org
Scottish Women’s Rights Centre
Supports women aged 16 and over affected by violence and abuse through free legal and advocacy services. We offer helplines, surgeries, legal representation and help guides.
Telephone: 08088 010 789 www.scottishwomensrightscentre.org.uk
Victim Support Scotland’s The criminal justice system can be confusing, and we can provide you with practical advice and information to make this process easier. Helpline: 0800 160 1985 (Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm)
The National Domestic Abuse helpline and Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
Call 24/7 on 0800 027 1234 There is a Silent call system in place with emergency services. If someone calls 999 and stays silent or taps on their phone they will be passed through to prompt and if keying in 55 that registers the call as a genuine emergency. If the person stalking you is a partner/boyfriend or ex partner /ex boyfriend you can also have support from Women’s Aid. To find a local women's aid group check www.womensaid.scot
Women’s Aid East and Midlothian (WAEML)
A confidential service that provides valuable information, support and temporary accommodation to women and their children who have experienced domestic abuse. QMU have a relationship with WAEML and they will take referrals for students who are attend QMU irrespective if they are living in the local authority. Referrals can be made through a telephone call by a QMU staff or the survivor themselves. WAEML outreach workers are able to see the student at campus or the student can attend at their premises. WAEML are part of the local Marac and can support and facilitate referrals to the Marac and porting to the police. Service hours: Monday – Friday 9am–4pm. Contact details: Tel: 0131 561 5800 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.womensaideml.org/
Edinburgh Women’s Aid
A confidential service for women and children who experience or have experienced domestic abuse providing information, support, advocacy and temporary accommodation. EWA will be able to provide a service for students living in Edinburgh. Referrals can be made via phone by QMU staff or by the student themselves. Service hours: Monday – Friday 9am–4pm. Contact details: Telephone: 0131 315 8110/ Email : email@example.com https://edinwomensaid.co.uk/ Drop in service: 4 Cheyne Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1JB Check website for times. For Women’s Aid services in any other area check Scottish Women’s Aid Website https://womensaid.scot/find-nearest-wa-group/
Shakti Women’s Aid
Provides support to BME women, children, and young people experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner, and/ or other members of the household. Telephone: 0131 475 2399 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org https://shaktiedinburgh.co.uk/ If the person stalking you is a partner or ex partner you can also have support from Fear Free
FearFree domestic abuse service
FearFree will support for any man (including trans men), anyone from the LGBT+ community (including, but not limited to, lesbian/bisexual women, gay/bisexual men, trans men/ women, and gender non-binary people) Telephone: 0131 624 7270 /Email: FearFreeInfo@sacro.org.uk https://fearfree.scot