Help in your area

Domestic Abuse:


  • Mankind Initiative
    • 01823 334244
    • A confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).
  • Victim Support
    • 0333 257 9422
    • Support for anyone affected by crime, not only those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved.
  • National Domestic Violence Help Line
    • 0808 2000 247
    • 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 Help Line
    • 0800 999 5428
    • Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse


  • Next Link
    • 0117 925 0680
    • Crisis support and safe temporary supported housing for women and children experiencing domestic abuse and advice on sexual assault or rape.
  • BAVA (Bristol Against Violence & Abuse)
    • 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 - IDVA Service
    • 0117 342 1495 / 1496
    • Advisers provide support for male and female victims including crisis intervention, risk assessment and advocacy. 9 am -5 pm daily, Monday to Sunday including bank holidays
  • Southern Arc
    • 0117 353 3853
    • Local support service for people affected by domestic abuse living in Hartcliffe, Knowle West, Bishopsworth, Withywood, Whitchurch Park or Headley Park
  • Northern Arc
    • 0117 982 2495
    • Local support service for people affected by domestic abuse living in Southmead, Lawrence Weston, Avonmouth, Henbury, Sea Mills and Shirehampton
  • Survivor Pathway
    • An online resource for anyone wanting to know more domestic abuse support services in the South West

Bath and North East Somerset

  • Julian House
    • Offers a range of services including a safe house, and the Freedom programme
  • Southside Domestic Abuse Service
    • 01225 331243
    • Southside has a team of Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA) and support workers. This team works with men and women aged over 16 who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse (DVA).

North Somerset


South Gloucestershire

  • Next Link
    • 0800 4700 280
    • Crisis support and safe temporary supported housing for women and children experiencing domestic abuse and advice on sexual assault or rape.

Sexual Assault

  • The Bridge
    • 0117 342 6999
    • Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for adults and children living in South Glos, Bristol, Somerset, North Somerset or Bath & North East Somerset. Offering medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. The Bridge also supports children living in the areas above plus Gloucestershire, Wiltshire or Swindon.
    • SARSAS provides support to people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, B&NES, North Somerset and Somerset, who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.
    • Women & girls: 0808 801 0456
    • Monday & Friday 11.00am – 2.00pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6.00pm – 8:30pm
    • Men & boys: 0808 801 0464
    • Monday 11.00am – 2.00pm Tuesday 6.00pm – 8:30pm
    • If you would like support via email get in touch:
  • Safe Link
    • 0333 323 1543
    • Provides support for anyone (women, men, children) who have been the victim of rape and sexual abuse across the whole of Avon and Somerset area.
  • The Green House
    • 0117 935 1707
    • Support for anyone affected by sexual abuse and rape to help support recovery from their trauma, improve their mental health, wellbeing and resilience through the provision of specialist professional therapy accessible to all.
  • Kinergy
    • 0117 9087712
    • A specialist counselling agency offering long term counselling, group therapy and support groups for survivors of sexual abuse, sexual violence and rape