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.
Resources: Rape and sexual abuse
Kinergy is a specialist counselling agency offering long-term counselling, group therapy and support groups for survivors of sexual abuse, sexual violence and rape.
Kinergy supports transgender, male and female survivors over 16 years of age.
National helpline for men affected by unwanted sexual experiences.
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.
for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Helpline, texting service, online live chat and specialist men’s and young people’s lines.
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+
Confidential support for men and boys who have experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives. SARSAS provide information, emotional support, signposting advice, and can help you to access counselling services.
Stop it Now! is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign, providing information and support through their freephone confidential helpline and website. Their helpline is available toadults worried about the behaviour of other adults or children and young people and those worried about their own sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children, including those with concerns about their online behaviour.
Survivors UK is a helpline for adult men (18 and over) who have experienced rape or sexual abuse at any time in their lives and they also offer workshops for carers/partners/supporters of male survivors.
The Bridge is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre and they offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.
It doesn’t matter when you were assaulted, where it happened or who did it – we’ll listen to your experience and help you to get the support you choose.
Free and confidential advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year via their helpline: 0117 342 6999
The Southmead Project is a registered charity providing free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma.
Based in North Bristol the charity provides one-one counselling as well as group programmes for survivors of child abuse and trauma, is active in research; runs very successful group programmes for parents, carers and concerned others of those affected by addiction, and delivers training programmes in abuse, addiction and disclosure across the UK.