Southside Family Project

About Southside Family Project

We support families in Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) dealing with issues like physical disability, domestic abuse, sexual violence, substance abuse or long-term mental health problems. With our expert support, families can move forward positively.

As a well-established independent charity, Southside focuses on strengthening communities and developing support networks. We work with partners including the council, social care, schools, churches, health professionals and the police.

Pathways Covered

Children and families

Overview

At Southside we focus our work on children and families with multiple and complex difficulties.

We're here to help people get the care and support they need, so their families enjoy the safety, experiences and opportunities they deserve.

What we do

Community Groups

We help communities to establish self managed groups, with the emphasis on providing practical social support and self development opportunities. Community group members support each other to improve:

  • parenting skills,
  • deal with domestic and substance abuse,
  • improve their mental and emotional wellbeing,
  • be more assertive,
  • tackle debt

Wide ranging group activities include family outings and holidays, fathers groups, healthy eating and exercise opportunities, exploring returning to work, and job opportunities.

Family Support

Southside also provides highly trained Family Support Specialists who work directly with families, as well as train and support our staff teams to equip them to provide emotional support to families with particularly complex and multiple needs.

In terms of the practical help we provide, this might cover anything from:

  • bedtime routines,
  • breast feeding advice,
  • creative play,
  • hygiene
  • potty training 
  • household budgeting,
  • cooking,
  • gardening,
  • decorating 
  • transport to appointments.

Where we do it

To find out more about where these services can be accessed please contact the main office:

Telephone: 01225 331243

Email: enquiries@south-side.org.uk

Meade House, Wedgewood Road, Bath BA2 1QN

How to access

Telephone: 01225 331243

Email: enquiries@south-side.org.uk

Meade House, Wedgewood Road, Bath BA2 1QN

Mental and physical health

Overview

Southside's independent Counselling Service offers people a way to understand difficult events and issues, and to find positive ways forward.

What we do

We provide experienced, qualified and trustworthy counsellors. Support can be provided briefly or on a longer term basis, and we can combine individual and couple counselling.

Common issues where support is needed include:

  • coping with domestic abuse,
  • substance abuse,
  • mental health difficulties,
  • sexual abuse,
  • depression,
  • bereavement,
  • self-harm,
  • anxiety,
  • obsessive compulsive disorder 
  • serious eating problems.

Where we do it

To find out where to access counselling services delivered by Southside please contact the main office:

Telephone: 01225 331243

Email: enquiries@south-side.org.uk

Meade House, Wedgewood Road, Bath BA2 1QN

How to access

Telephone: 01225 331243

Email: enquiries@south-side.org.uk

Meade House, Wedgewood Road, Bath BA2 1QN

Healthy Relationships, Sex Work and Females

Overview

It's important that anyone experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence knows that they are not alone. Southside's Independent Domestic Violence Service offers expert support to both men and women.

What we do

Our professionally qualified Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVAs) provide immediate crisis support.

The service can be requested directly by individuals, or we may be introduced via other agencies like the police, local hospital, or social services.

Southside’s IDVAs provide specialist advice and intervention to reduce the risk of serious harm to adults and children.

Expert risk assessment, safety planning and advocacy support (helping people deal with the legal system and other organisations) all contribute to reducing repeat incidents of abuse.

Where we do it

To find out where and how to access this service please contact the main Southside Office:

Telephone: 01225 331243

Email: enquiries@south-side.org.uk

Meade House, Wedgewood Road, Bath BA2 1QN

How to access

Telephone: 01225 331243

Email: enquiries@south-side.org.uk

Meade House, Wedgewood Road, Bath BA2 1QN

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