Violence and Abuse

Bristol Against Violence and Abuse

Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse against women and girls and domestic and sexual violence against men.

Self-injury Support

Self injury Support is a national organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm.

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events.


SARSAS provides support to people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, B&NES, North Somerset and Somerset, who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.

FGM Helpline (NSPCC)

If you need advice or information about female genital mutilation or are worried about a child at risk, you can contact the FGM Helpline 24/7 on 0800 028 3550 or


Kinergy is a specialist counselling agency offering long term counselling and group therapy for survivors of sexual abuse, sexual violence and rape.

National Center for Domestic Violence (NCDV)

The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.

Next Link

Next Link operates local domestic abuse support services in South and North Bristol and a specialist advice service for anyone worried about forced marriage. Sister organisation of Missing Link.

Survive DV

Survive is an innovative local charity working towards freedom from domestic abuse for children, young people and families in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. They offer practical and emotional support, information and education for children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence and abuse.

The Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help them to make sense of and understand what has happened to them. The programme usually lasts for 11 or 12 weeks and is FREE. It provided by hundreds of agencies across the UK.


Unseen works towards a world without slavery. Their specialist care is the first step in the fight against slavery. Through supporting survivors, their provision gives them a safe place to recover from trauma and rebuild their lives.

Women's Aid

Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.