The Bridge

About The Bridge

The Bridge is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). We offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted, men women or children.

If you live in South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Somerset, North Somerset, Bath or North East Somerset, our specialist team is here for you.

We also offer information to friends and family if someone you care about has been affected by sexual assault.

Pathways Covered

Healthy Relationships, Sex Work and Females

Overview

At the Bridge we aim to empower and support victims of rape and sexual assault. Our specialist workers can inform you of your options and assist you in making your own decisions about your care.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone - men, women and children. At the Bridge we offer you a place of safety and support you in your recovery.

What we do

Here at the Bridge we have specially trained, experienced professionasl who can provide you with:

  • Sexual Health Information and referral services.
  • Information about reporting to the police and judicial processes.
  • Forensic medical facilities.
  • Counselling.
  • Post-sexual assault follow-up care.
  • Support through the criminal justice system
  • Practical support and referrals to other community services
  • Consultation services to other professionals.

Free counselling is available to all clients age 14 and upwards who have been assaulted within the last year. We offer counselling services in criminal proceedings.

Where we do it

We have counselling sevrices in Bristol, Taunton, Nailsea, Bath and Bridgwater.

We cover:-

  • Somerset
  • North Somerset
  • Bath and NE Somerset
  • Bristol
  • South Gloucestershire.

How to access

We can be contacted by calling:

Telephone: 0117 342 6999

Visit our website www.turntothebridge.org.uk

Email: turntothebridge@uhbristol.nhs.uk  

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