A visible online presence is an essential part of many musicians’ careers, but for some it can come with online abuse.
In case you weren’t aware, our dedicated Harassment Online page lists sources of support including: helplines; information about the MU Safe Space scheme; mental health and wellbeing resources; how to record online abuse and more.
In addition to the above, we have now also added a new section called Stalking and Cyberstalking. This features tools from the The Suzy Lamplugh Trust including links to the National Stalking Helpline, the Am I Being Stalked? assessment guide, and practical advice on staying safe online.
Additionally the Suzy Lamplugh Trust runs National Stalking Awareness Week every April, as well as campaigning on personal safety and stalking issues and organising events, conferences and training sessions throughout the year - which is also included on our advice page.
About The Suzy Lamplugh Trust
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is the UK's pioneering personal safety charity and leading stalking authority, established in 1986, following the disappearance of 25-year-old Suzy Lamplugh, an estate agent and lone worker who went to meet a client and never returned. Suzy was never found and eventually declared deceased after seven years in 1993.
Suzy Lamplugh Trust is widely regarded as a field expert in lone-working and personal safety training, stalking training, as well as consultancy, campaigning, and support services. It has a long history of working within the Violence Against Women and Girls sector, dealing particularly with stalking and harassment, given that it is believed, and indeed the evidence suggests Suzy may have been targeted by a stalker. The National Stalking Helpline was set up by the Trust in 2010, it has helped over 45,000 victims since its inception, and is the only service of its kind globally.
Training on Street Harassment
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust are launching their "Stand Up Against Street Harassment" training programme to UK audiences. Sessions are free of charge, an hour long and can be booked directly by individuals or companies or delivered online or in person.
The programme drives awareness of harassment, upskilling and empowering bystanders across various settings such as public transport, educational institutions, festivals, public spaces, and workplaces, to help defuse situations, discourage harassers, and support those who experience it.
For more information and to book, visit their event page here