Domestic Abuse, Forced Marriage and Stalking
National Domestic Violence Helpline (24-Hour)
0808 2000 247
The freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. Information, signposting and referral to refuges nationwide.
Women’s Aid Email and Live Chat Service (National)
Webchat open Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm. Information, signposting and referral to refuges nationwide.
Women’s Aid is a national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Their website has lots of useful resources including the Woman’s Aid Survivor’s Handbook.
Women’s Aid Survivor’s Forum
A safe space online for women who have experienced domestic abuse. Moderated online community with message boards on a variety of topics – a good source of emotional and psychological support (and information, and solidarity) for women coming to terms with their experiences.
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
The helpline is for LGBT+ people who have or are experiencing domestic abuse. They are also here for people supporting a survivor of domestic abuse; friends, families and those working with a survivor.
Covers the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area.
Walk-in: women can go to the Next Link offices in Queen’s Square during office hours.
0117 925 0680 (8:30-5:30 Mon-Fri; 9:30-1 Sat, with reduced capacity Out of Hours service at same number)
Webchat: (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
Specialist domestic abuse service for women and children in Bristol including dedicated BME, South Asian and Somali services and a GP referral service. Crisis response service, safe houses and resettlement support available.
Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors (FLOWS)
Helpline: 0203 745 7707 (9-5pm every day) .
FLOWS gives legal advice to women who are affected by domestic abuse – they also give advice to front line workers.
Julian House Children and Young People’s Service
Covers Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
0117 942 4986
A domestic violence and abuse service for children and young people. A specialist team who offer practical and emotional support, information and education.
Respect phone line
0808 802 4040 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri)
Webchat: 10-11am and 3-4pm Wed-Fri
Information and advice for people concerned about their abusive and/or violent behaviour towards their partners.
Bristol Next Link Domestic Abuse Service
0117 925 0680
This includes dedicated services for Black, Asian and ethnic minorities.
(Next Link) Forced Marriage Service
0117 925 0680
Webchat: Mon-Fri 1pm – 5:30pm
Forced Marriage Unit
0207 008 0151
A government unit providing support to victims of forced marriage within the UK as well as to British nationals abroad.
Halo Project Forced Marriage Unit
01642 683 045
Confidential advice and assistance if you’re trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you have been forced into. Provides advice for British nationals here or abroad.
Honor Network Helpline National
0800 5999 247 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri)
National free confidential helpline.
National Stalking Helpline
0808 802 0300 (9:30-4 Mon-Fri, apart from Wed 1-4)
A service set up to provide advice and advocacy to residents from across the United Kingdom.
Paladin Service (England and Wales)
020 3866 4107 (9-3 Mon-Fri, apart from Wed 10-5)
Paladin is a trauma-informed service established to assist high risk victims of stalking.