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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Physical, Psychological and Social Effects of Stalking

Stalking can have very profound and traumatic effcet  inflicting various physically, psychologically, emotionally & socially traumatic and damaging effects to those who experience it.

These can include:


Sleep Disturbance
Panic attacks
Increased risk of being physical attacked by Stalker (Women are more at risk)
Increased risk or being killed by Stalker (Women are more at risk)


Intense feelings of fear & anxiety
Feelings of guilt & shame
Feelings of terror
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Thoughts of hopelessness and suicide


Reluctance to leave the house
Difficulty in forming new friendships and relationships
Damaged relations with families and friends
Loss or change of Job
Having to move home
Financial ramifications & hardship



NHSGGC wants to offer all relevant support to staff who are being, or believe they are being stalked.

As well as contacting the Police, we encourage any member of staff, who believes they are being stalked, to contact the Occupational Health Service and the Health & Safety Service for advice, guidance and support.

Stalking can also be a form of Domestic Abuse. Those experiencing stalking, may also be exposed to other forms of Domestc Abuse too. please see our Protection from Abuse resoures for more support & guidance. 

The following organisations can also be contacted and will be able to offer specialist advice and support:

The Suzy Lampugh Trust - (National Stalking Helpline)

Scottish Women's Aid

Action Against Stalking

Victim Support Scotland

Scottish Women's Rights Centre

Rape Crisis Scotland


Last Updated: 14 July 2020