Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse against women and girls and to end domestic and sexual violence against men. The website provides information about different types of abuse and information about support services.
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.
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.
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 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.
Mothers for Mothers is a group of mothers most of who have suffered depression or distress after the birth of one or more babies. They offer support information and most of all a listening ear for any worries or concerns you may have. They offer a telephone helpline, support groups and counselling.
The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
Next Link is part of Missing Link Mental Health Services. We provide domestic abuse support services.
We provide support for anyone (women, men, children) who has been the victim of rape and sexual abuse across the whole of Avon and Somerset area. We also provide women’s mental health and domestic abuse support services.
‘Self Injury, Self Help’ are a Bristol based community organisation, who run self-help support groups for people who self-injure. They create a safe space to talk, offer and receive support in an accepting environment.
Self-injury Support offers a text and email support service (TESS) for girls and young women under 25 affected by self-injury. They also run a Women’s Self-injury Helpline open to women of any age as well as delivering talks and training about self-harm.
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.
Confidential support for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives. SARSAS provide information, emotional support, signposting advice, and specialist counselling and group work for women and girls aged 13+
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.
WWW is a group for gay women who meet to walk together and catch up with old and new friends in a relaxed environment. We look forward to meeting any gay women who would like to join us. Generally the walks are 6 – 8 miles in length and take place in the south west. The group welcomes gay women over 16 and well behaved and controlled dogs.
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 Aid is a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.
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.
This group aim to break through the barriers of isolation that lots of women share by creating a safe place for women to support each other. Call Denise Donovan on 07415009648 or Sue Williams on 01179642851.