We’ve collated a list of resources that some people may find useful in their support journey.
Please note that Victim Support Scotland does not endorse any of the resources listed here, please use at your own discretion.
Alerty is a personal alarm app that you can download to your phone. It allows you to alert pre-selected contacts who can watch the emergency situation in real time using video streaming. The app also follows your exact location.
Hollie Guard is an app that turns a smartphone into a personal safety device. It is activated by shaking your phone where an alert is created to include your location, audio and video evidence of the incident which gets sent to an emergency contact via text and email. Shaking the phone a second time sends out a high pitched alarm and the flash starts to strobe, in order to attract maximum attention.
Headspace is an app that you can use to help with your mental health. It aims to help people experiencing anxiety and it gives helpful tips on mindfulness techniques.
Brightsky is an app with advice for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and where to find their nearest support centres. It is available in languages including Urdu, Punjabi, English and Polish.
The FollowItApp is for recording incidents and stalking from your phone. It was created with victim-survivors of stalking and lets you keep a log of stalking incidents. The app is tailored to Scots law but can be used regardless of whether or not you decide to report to the police.