Local and National Organisations

The organisations mentioned here offer support either to those in Bristol and the immediate surrounding areas, or on a National scale. Click the organisation names to visit the websites.


Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support offer various support services to those age 13+ of all genders who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.

The Bridge

The Bridge is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), offering medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

The Green House

The Green House is a specialist support service for children, young people and families who have experienced sexual abuse.

The Southmead Project

The Southmead Project offers support to people of all genders aged 18 and above who have experienced any type of abuse.

Woman Kind

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


SafeLink provides support for anyone who has been the victim of rape and sexual abuse across Avon and Somerset.

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis deliver specialist services to those affected by sexual violence and abuse, and aim to educate, influence and make change.

Bristol Mind

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


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


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


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

NextLink and MissingLink

Sister organisations to SafeLink.  NextLink - for domestic and sexual abuse survivors. MissingLink - for women's mental health.


LGBTQIA+ service for victims of sexual violence, domestic abuse, hate crimes and other forms of abuse.


Specialist sexual abuse and violence charity including national male specific services and helpline.

The Survivor Pathway

Provides information and links to organisations across the South West that support suvivors of sexual abuse or violence.

The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust can help anyone affected by sexual abuse or rape find an agency near them nationally.

Male Survivors Partnership

The MSP work with male survivors of sexual abuse to help them get their lives back on track following abuse.

Survivors UK

Survivors UK offer various means of support for male and non-binary survivors of sexual abuse and rape.


If you need immediate emotional support or help in a crisis, you can call one of these helplines. If this is an emergency situation, you should call 9-9-9.


Weekday listening service
varying opening hours between 11am-8pm

0808 801 0456 and online

The Bridge

24/7 crisis helpline if you have experienced rape or sexual assault.

0117 342 6999

Woman Kind

Multilingual weekday service
varying opening hours between 10am-10pm

0345 458 2914 and online

Rape Crisis for England and Wales

24/7 helpline

0808 500 2222 and online


24/7 crisis helpline

116 123


Wed-Sun 7pm-11pm

0808 808 0330


Mon-Thurs 10am-8:30pm
Fri 10am-4:30pm

0800 999 5428 and online


Male/Male Identifying
Mon-Fri 9am-8pm
Sat/Sun 10am-2pm

0808 800 5005

First Response Bristol

If you believe a child may be at risk of abuse (physical or sexual), please call:

0117 903 6444

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  • Exercise Classes - Our Ambassador Adrienne Till runs women's stretch and roll classes on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 8:30pm, designed to help with recovery from trauma and anxiety.
  • National Self-Harm Network - An online peer-support forum for anyone who is self-harming or anyone who is affected by self-harm (family and friends).
  • Victim Support - Victim Support offer a range of serviced for anyone who has been affected by crime, including sexual violence and abuse.
  • Changes Bristol Walk and Talk - A 1 hour walking group held every Wednesday in Bristol from 10am-11am and 11:30am-12:30am.
  • The Hawthorne Project - Woodland sessions to help women struggling with their mental health in Tortworth Forest Centre.
  • The Human Nature Project - Between April-October, free forest therapy sessions available to book online.
  • SARSAS Trauma Recovery Course - Free online course of information for survivors and those affected by sexual abuse or violence. 
  • SARSAS Self-Help Guides - A range of guides for victim-survivors and friends and families, available in a range of languages and easy-read. 
  • Conversations We've Never Had - A groundbreaking podcast exploring the lasting impact of child sexual abuse. Available on Spotify, Apple, Acast, and Deezer.
  • Cervical Screening Guide for Survivors - A useful guide created by The Survivors Trust in collaboration with The Eve Appeal as part of the #CheckWithMeFirst campaign. 
  • Apps - mobile apps can be a great way to receive support on the go and there are a variety of free and paid for apps. You will need to visit your app store to download any app. Whilst there are none we specifically recommend, some examples include: Calm, Headspace, Living Well, Male Survivors Partnership and Mira. 

Grounding techniques can help when you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed.
Senses technique:
5 things you can see
4 things you can feel
3 things you can hear
2 things you can smell
1 thing you can taste


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