Resources: Women

Bluebell ante natal and post natal support

Bluebell, a local charity, offers therapeutic support in a number of ways for  new parents  experiencing anxiety and low mood during pregnancy and up to 2 years after birth. Informal support can be accessed by dropping in to their emotional wellbeing hub, Bluebell Place, 2 Quay St, BS1 2JL.

Please check FB Bluebellsupportingfamilies to check what’s on and when. Bluebell also offers structured therapeutic groups in partnership with children’s centres and 1:1 peer support  in the community which can be accessed by downloading a referral form from www.bluebellcare.org  Please call 0117 922 0746 in case of any query.

Forcesline

Forcesline is a free and confidential telephone helpline and email service that provides support for serving and ex-service men and women and reserves from the Armed Forces and for their families. As an independent charity, SSAFA is not part of the military chain of command.

Maternity Action

Charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years. Maternity rights advice line available.

Missing Lesbians

A listing guide for lesbian events, groups and organisations of interest to lesbians and within reach of Bristol UK. Missing Lesbians exists to give people information on events and groups of interest to the lesbian community in the South West and South Wales. They currently cover Bristol, Bath and Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire and South Wales including Swansea and Cardiff.

Missing Link

Missing Link is a mental health and housing service for women in Bristol, they provide a range of housing and support to women that either have acute or long term mental health needs.

 

Next Link

Next Link is part of Missing Link Mental Health Services. We provide domestic abuse support services.

Safe Link

We provide support for anyone (women, men and children) who has been the victim of rape and sexual abuse across the whole Avon and Somerset area. We also provide women’s mental health and domestic abuse support services.

Single Parents Website

This website is aimed at parents who, for whatever the circumstance, are raising children on their own. It provides information, expert advice, interactive learning, multi-media content, links to other support organisations and news for anyone parenting alone.

The Willow Tree Centre

The Willow Tree Centre is a free service which provides support to people who have pregnancy related concerns. Whether it is an abortion, stillbirth, miscarriage, unknown pregnancy or general sexual health concerns – the advisors offer help to all.

Womankind

Womankind provides women in the Bristol area with free or affordable professional counselling, psychotherapy and on-going support. They specialise in depression, anxiety, acute crisis, domestic abuse and rape.

Women’s Independent Alcohol Support (WIAS)

WIAS offer services including ‘drop-in’ sessions, helplines, women’s groups as well as 1:1 counselling. They are a non-profit organisation specifically focused on women and supporting them with past and present alcohol issues.

A new set of six free women-only evening sessions starts Tuesday 3rd October 2017 in Central Bristol. Groups are small – around 6 participants – and booking is essential. To find out more or book please contact 0117 942 8077 or contact@wiaswomen.org.uk