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Local Resources


Find help in the Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BANES, and North Somerset areas through organisations and helplines.

Organisations

The organisations mentioned here offer support to those in Bristol and the immediately surrounding areas. Click the links to visit the websites.

SARSAS

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support offer various support services to women in the local area.

The Bridge

The Bridge offer a range of counselling services to support both survivors and their family and friends.

The Green House

The Green House offer specialist counselling services for adults in Bristol and Taunton, and for children in Bristol.

The Southmead Project

The Southmead Project offer support to those aged 16 and above who have experienced sexual abuse and turned to alcohol and drugs.

SafeLink

SafeLink provide various support services for men, women, and children who have experienced sexual abuse in the Avon and Somerset areas.

Woman Kind

Woman Kind is a women's only service that offer various forms of support including helplines, webchat, counselling, group therapy, and befriending.

NextLink

NextLink is a sister charity to SafeLink who help women who are survivors of domestic or sexual abuse find rehoming and emergency shelter.

MissingLink

Another sister charity to SafeLink and NextLink, they offer a range of women's only mental health services, such as counselling and therapy.

The Survivor Pathway

The Survivor Pathway is maintained by SARSAS and provides information and links to organisations across the South West that support suvivors of sexual abuse.

Bristol Mind

Mind offer a range of mental health support services from low-cost counselling to advocacy services for those with mental health issues.

Changes

Changes run multiple peer support groups throughout the week across the city for those experiencing various mental health issues.

Bristol Samaritans

Bristol Samaritans offer a range of support services for those suffering with poor mental health in the Bristol area.

Still We Rise 

Still We Rise is a women's only peer support group based in Bristol for survivors of sexual abuse.

Brook

Brook exist as a young person's (under 25) sexual health and wellbeing advice service, and offer some support and counselling services.

Helplines

If you need emotional support or help in a crisis, you can call these numbers. Opening hours may vary.

If this is an emergency situation, you should call 9-9-9.

First Response Bristol

If you believe a child may be at risk of abuse (physical or sexual), you can call the first response team on:

0117 903 6444

The Bridge

The Bridge operate a 24/7 crisis helpline if you have experienced rape or sexual assault.

0117 342 6999

Bristol Samaritans

Bristol Samaritans offer a free listening service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

116 123

Bristol MindLine

Mind operate a free, confidential listening service throughout the week for anyone who needs support.

0808 808 0330

SARSAS Women & Girls

SARSAS operate a free listening service for women and girls throughout the week.

0808 801 0456

SARSAS Men & Boys

SARSAS operate a free listening service for men and boys throughout the week.

0808 801 0464

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Mary Carpenter House
Kingswood Foundation Estate
Britannia Road
Kingswood
Bristol
BS15 8DB

Charity Details

Registered Charity Number 1099140
Registered Number 431957