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17 April 2024

Learn how to spot the signs, get support and take part in free local events to helping tackle stalking in the borough this Stalking Awareness Week.

Monday 22 April 2024 marks the start of Stalking Awareness Week which aims to highlight the importance of organisations working together to support survivors and showcase the importance of the issue.

Stalking is defined as a pattern of repeat and persistent unwanted behaviour that is intrusive and engenders fear. It can affect anybody with recent data having found one in four women and one in ten men in England and Wales are affected by stalking or harassment at some point in their lives.

A webinar with Suzy Lamplugh Trust

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is the UK’s leading charity for personal safety, working to support survivors of stalking and run the national stalking helpline. The charity is delivering a webinar for professionals working in Richmond and Wandsworth to provide an introduction to stalking, highlighting the impact on the victim as well as the behaviours of the perpetrator. It will also give an awareness of the risk involved as well as some details of legislation, including Stalking Protection Orders (SPOs).


  • Date: Monday 22 April 2024
  • Time: 1 to 2pm
  • Location: Online. Spaces are limited, so please register you interest

A webinar with St Mary’s University

To help tackle the issue, St Mary’s University are holding a free learning lunch event as part of National Stalking Awareness week. Residents and St Mary’s University students and staff are all welcome to come along and learn more about stalking and network with other attendees, as well as the Metropolitan Police, specialist support services and Richmond and Wandsworth Council’s Community Safety team. 


  • Date: Friday 26 April 2024
  • Time: 12.30 to 2.30pm
  • Location: St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4SX
  • Booking: Register online

For urgent support, please call the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300, open 9.30am to 4pm every weekday, and 9.30am to 8pm on Wednesdays.

Learn more about events and training to tackle VAWG in Richmond.

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Updated: 17 April 2024

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