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National Stalking Awareness Week
For this National Stalking Awareness Week, we are focusing on “Unmasking Stalking” to better understand the changing landscape that stalking victims face as life returns to normal. Now, more than ever it is important that stalking victims remain a visible priority by enabling them to access the support and advice they need during the challenging times ahead.
We are already seeing an even more significant shift to cyber and online stalking behaviours, which are having a very negative impact on individuals and families. We are acutely aware that as domestic abuse increases so will stalking, anxiety and isolation. Despite the challenges, we remain committed to continue offering flexible and comprehensive support to those affected by this devastating crime. In order to break this cycle of obsessive and fixated behaviour, if you are concerned then always report it. Support is available and reports will be taken very seriously.
Please follow us on Twitter @VeritasSussex to support the campaign and contact us for support via our website or email us directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in any danger, always report incidents to Sussex Police on 999.
What our advocates can do for you
- Listen to your views and concerns
- Help you explore your options
- Assist you to contact relevant professionals
- Accompany you in meetings & appointments
- Support you through the court process
The services we offer
- Advocacy & advice for service users
- IT interventions
- Cyber and online safety information
- Recovery, resilience & peer support groups
- Training and workshops for organisations
Online chat new timetable:
Working weekdays – 10.00am-5.00pm
Sundays – 2.00-4.00pm
We raise awareness, inform and educate organisations and individuals on the challenges faced by victims of stalking and online safety.
Veritas Justice is an advocacy service supporting people affected by stalking across Sussex by providing free and confidential advice.
Advice and support
We always take your concerns and experiences seriously. Our trained advocates are here to help, so please get in touch or see our resources.
"There were 1467 recorded stalking offences between April 2018- April 2019 in Sussex alone."
HMICFRS 2019 - Sussex Police inspection
Police and Professional Referrals on to the service have increased by 26% since COVID-19 emergency
Self Referrals have increased by 31%
Clients have experience and average increase of 40% in electronic communications
Number of clients reporting and increase in cyber stalking
of clients have received messages over games consoles
of clients feel more anxious during lockdown
What we do
We aim to raise awareness, train, support and advocate for individuals affected by stalking we provide practical support, advocacy and advise to service-users and professionals.
Training and Workshops
We run a wide range of workshops and training sessions including stalking and cyber stalking and litigant in person workshops.
Creative writing and healing are like a bit of magic. Putting random ideas on paper does not at first glance appear likely to unravel years of damage
Attending the peer-support group gave me the courage to speak out, as I knew we had all faced major life challenges at some stage
Learning from others in the peer support group about what happens physically in the brain when you have experienced extreme fear, really helped me to understand why I was feeling the way I was
Veritas have saved not only my life but also my four children’s lives, I can honestly say that I would not be as strong or where I am today if it were not for Veritas
I’ve been very lucky to have been supported by Veritas, not everybody can understand what it is like to be stalked, I am hugely grateful