It can be difficult to talk about things. However, you don’t have to suffer in silence. For help and support, or just a listening ear, there are a number of specialist agencies who are there for you.

North Somerset/Somerset Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 6949 999

A free phone service available to anyone who wants advice about domestic abuse.

National support organisations

Mankind

01823 334244

http://new.mankind.org.uk/

The ManKind Initiative was the first charity in the UK to support male victims of domestic abuse (registered in 2001). For over 15 years we have been at the forefront of providing services and support for male victims and campaigning to ensure that male victims receive the support they need from other organisations.

Men’s Advice Line

0808 801 0327

www.mensadviceline.org.uk

A helpline providing advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence or abuse from a partner or ex-partner.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247

www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

A 24-hour helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge. It is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, and their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf, or for advice themselves.

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 999 5428.

http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse

A national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) domestic violence helpline providing support to all members of LGBT communities, their families, friends and agencies supporting the LGBT community.

Respect Phoneline

0808 802 4040

www.respectphoneline.org.uk

A helpline offering advice, information and support for men who want to stop being violent and abusive towards their partner.

Victim Support

0808 16 89 111

www.victimsupport.org.uk

A support service for people who have been a victim of any crime (including domestic abuse) or have been affected by a crime committed against someone they know.

Women's Aid

0808 2000 247 24

http://www.womensaid.org.uk/

Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.

Local support services

Bristol

Bristol Zero Tolerance

http://www.bristolzerotolerance.com/

Bristol Zero Tolerance is a new initiative set up by Bristol Women’s Commission working towards Bristol becoming a city free from gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation.

Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA)

www.bava.org.uk

BAVA is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse against women and girls and domestic and sexual violence against men.

BRI Emergency Dept, Independent Domestic Violence Advisers or IDVA Service

0117 342 1495 / 1496

Advisers based in the Bristol Royal Infirmary Emergency Department provide support for male and female victims including crisis intervention, risk assessment and advocacy. The service is run 9am – 5pm daily, Monday to Sunday including bank holidays.

Next Link

0117 925 0680

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk

Crisis support and safe temporary supported housing for women and children experiencing domestic abuse and advice on sexual assault or rape.

Northern and Southern Arc

0117 982 2495 (Northern Arc) 0117 353 3853 (Southern Arc)

www.northern-arc.com / www.southern-arc.com

Local support in North and South Bristol for women and men who have experience domestic abuse. They can help you to think through your choices to improve your safety.

Bath and North East Somerset

Julian House Domestic Abuse

01225 354661

www.julianhouse.org.uk

Crisis support and safe temporary supported housing for women and children experiencing domestic abuse and advice on sexual assault or rape.

Southside Domestic Abuse Service

01225 331243

www.south-side.org.uk

Provides specialist domestic abuse services for women, men and children living in B&NES including crisis support, access to legal services and support through the court process.

North Somerset

Avon & Somerset Domestic Abuse FreeFone Service (DAFFS)

0800 6949 999

A free phone service available to anyone who wants advice about domestic abuse.

Gemini Services

0800 694 9999

Provide floating support and refuge accommodation for men, women and children at risk of domestic abuse.

Reclaim Initiative

07919 440233

Free counselling for women and men who have been affected by domestic abuse in North Somerset.

Somerset

Avon & Somerset Domestic Abuse FreeFone Service (DAFFS)

0800 6949 999

A free phone service available to anyone who wants advice about domestic abuse.

Knightstone

Somerset Domestic Abuse Support helpline

0800 69 49 999

www.somersetsurvivors.org.uk

Information and advice for anyone affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence in Somerset.

Somerset Survivors

0800 69 49 999

www.somersetsurvivors.org.uk

Information and advice for anyone affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence in Somerset.

South Gloucestershire

NextLink

0800 4700 280

(open 8:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am – 1:00pm on Saturday

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk/southglos

Services for women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.