Domestic Abuse Support

National helplines

24-Hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline

0808 2000 247 : Run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge  -  The purpose of the joint Helpline service is to deliver a responsive, empowering and effective freephone 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline Service that gives women, children and their supporters the confidential support and information they need at the time that they need it. Our main aim is to keep women and children safe.

Men’s Advice Line England (MALE)

A confidential line offering support and advice for men in abusive relationships by giving them a chance to talk about their experiences, providing emotional support and offering practical advice. MALE can sign-post to specialist services providing housing, legal, mental health, child contact and parenting advice and they will listen to men in a non judgmental way. Open Monday – Wednesday 10am – 1pm and 2pm-5pm. Tel: 0808 801 0327 Website: www.mensadviceline.org.uk (phone line is free from most landlines and mobile phones).

If you feel you or someone you know is in immediate danger please call 999.

Below is information on the local services you can access support from:

Bristol

Next Link

Crisis support and temporary supported housing for women and children experiencing abuse. 0117 925 0680 www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk

National Domestic Abuse helpline

Freephone 24-Hour helpline, for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, and people calling on their behalf. 0808 2000 247 nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

Men’s Domestic Abuse Support

A service available to male victims and those who identify as male offering safety planning, support through civil and criminal proceedings, counselling and access to appropriate housing 0300 303 1972 Victim Support Mens Service website

Men’s Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme

A specialist perpetrators of domestic abuse service run in Bristol. The service supports those willing to take responsibility for aggressive, controlling or violent behaviours through an established evidence based 1:1 behaviour changing programme 0117 916 6588 or 07917 171 887

South Gloucestershire

Survive

Survive is a friendly, locally based agency run by women who care deeply about helping those who are in an abusive relationship. Survive can provide refuge accommodation, emotional and practical support, the freedom programme and services for children and young people. Survive are open Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm. Otherwise there is an answer phone which is checked regularly and someone will call you back.

Tel: 0117 961 2999 Website: www.survivedv.org.uk Email: info@survivedv.org.uk

Next Link domestic abuse services

Next Link is a specialist domestic abuse agency based in central Bristol offering refuge accommodation and support and advice to women experiencing domestic abuse. Next Link also offers a dedicated service to women from Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) communities. Tel: 0117 925 0680 E-mail: enquiries@nextlinkhousing.co.uk Website: www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk

Address: Link House, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ.  Next Link are open: Mon – Fri 9am-5pm

Victim support

Victim support is committed to providing victims of crime with appropriate and sufficient recognition, support and information to assist them with dealing with the crimes they have experienced, and to ensuring that the rights of the victims are acknowledged and advanced in all aspects of criminal justice. Local Helpline: 0845 456 6099 (Open Mon-Fri 8am – 8pm, Sat 9am – 5pm).  Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk   

Email: southwest.vcu@victimsupport.org.uk

Banes

Southside

Independent Domestic Violence Service (IDVA) offers expert support to both men and women.

01225331243 - (9am - 5pm Monday to Friday)

North Somerset

Gemini (part of Chapter 1)

Refuge and community based support for people affected by domestic abuse (men, women and children)

Contact on 0870 0664233