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 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 their website.

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.

Mind Without Borders – Working in the Community

Mind Without Borders is an ongoing commitment by Bristol Mind to reach out to wider communities living here in our city. We celebrate difference and see that others whose background and culture may not be the same as ours, can… Read more

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.

TESS – Text and Email Support Service

Run by Self Injury Support, TESS is a text and email service for women and girls in the UK affected by self-harm. The text service is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 19:00-21:30. Text: 07537 432 444 (texts cost… Read more

The Check-in

Need time to reflect? Space to process? Then ‘The Check-in’ could be for you. Action Learning is a structured method to enable small groups to address complicated issues. A group is called a ‘set’ and meets regularly with an agreement… Read more

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 not-for-profit organisation specifically focused on women and supporting them with past and present alcohol issues.

New support sessions starting in October 2018 in central Bristol.  Friendly, helpful atmosphere and expert advice and support. Booking essential as groups are small.

Telephone: 0117 942 8077 or email contact@wiaswomen.org.uk

“No Blame, No Shame. Women helping other women to recover from alcohol issues”

Women’s Self Injury Helpline

Self Injury Helpline – 0808 800 8088 (freephone from landlines and most mobile networks) Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 19:00-21:30 Run by Self Injury Support, the self injury helpline is for women of any age or background affected by self-injury, whether… Read more

Yellowbird ‘Coaching Walk’

Like to walk and talk? Then join the Yellowbird ‘Coaching Walk’! Meet other women, learn some peer coaching skills, share and set goals, enjoy a stroll in a beautiful setting. Every Thursday, 12:00-13:15 from 27 September 2018 Meet at the… Read more

Yellowbird Autumn 2018 Programme

There are some great opportunities coming up within the Autumn programme, for example: The weekly coaching walk, starting Thursday 27th September at 12.30pm. This is for any woman interested in visualising goals and learning some peer coaching skills. Also starting… Read more