Resources: Women

Black Women Pause

Has been set up in response to the pandemic and the events around Black Lives Matter. It is an online safe space for BAME women to share their feelings of fear, anxiety, deep pain, frustration or negative thoughts about Covid-19.… Read more

Bristol Drugs Project

Bristol Drugs Project provide free and confidential support to people who are looking for help with their own alcohol and drug use, and the people who care for and about them. Services include support groups, drop-ins, harm reduction, and a dedicated helpline. Specific and targeted support is available for children and young people, students, older people, women, and the LGBTQIA+ community. A specific service is available for recent drug and alcohol-related bereavements.

Missing Link

Missing Link is a mental health and housing service for women in Bristol, providing support to women who are homeless, at risk of homelessness due to mental health issues, or victims of domestic abuse.

Next Link

Next Link is part of Missing Link Mental Health Services, providing specific support services for women who are experiencing domestic abuse. Services include safe houses, crisis response, outreach, and helplines.


Nilaari are a BAME-led charity offering culturally appropriate and sensitive support, including talking therapies, direct support, and support groups. Specific projects target women generally, BAME migrant women specifically, and men with complex needs, including those with a history of offending.

Safe Space Support Groups

Bristol charity Changes hold four peer support groups which are categorised as closed safe spaces because they are only open to specific members – Women’s, Men’s, Women of Colour, and LGBTQIA+ online meetings. These groups are open to anybody identifying as part of the community that the group serves.


Safeline provide support to survivors of sexual assault and rape. Online counselling is available, and there is a dedicated helpline for male survivors.

Self Injury Support

Self Injury Support offer support for anyone affected by self harm, and information and resources about self harm for all. Support is provided through webchats, helplines, text, and email.

If you have been affected by self-injury their helpline and text services are open to offer you confidential, non-judgmental support.

Mon and Thurs 7pm – 10pm
Helpline: 0808 800 8088

Text: Contact TESS at 07537 432444 (Texts cost standard rate).


Womankind supports women in the Bristol area with professional counselling, group psychotherapy, befriending and a helpline service.

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is a national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. They have a live chat and email service for survivors, as well as information and a directory of services.