Useful links and helplines
The following links may be helpful to you.
National Women’s Aid
Website for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.
Coercive and Controlling Behaviour:
BBC radio programme on the 2016 legislation about Coercive and Controlling Behaviour.
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The following numbers may be helpful to you.
If you are unsafe and need immediate help:
In an emergency always call the police on 999.
If you need to speak to the police when it is not an emergency dial 101.
If you need to speak to a victim and witness care officer, please call The Lighthouse on 0117 952 9474
If you need a safe place to go:
Before you call, please ensure it is safe to do so and that any one who is a risk to you or your family isn’t in the same property as you or able to hear your conversation.
Next Link Domestic Abuse Services:
01225 466 989
Bristol Next Link Domestic Abuse Services:
0117 925 0680
Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline:
0808 2000 247
Domestic abuse support outside of Bristol
Gemini 08700664233 – for North Somerset
Survive 01179612999 – for South Gloucestershire
GDAS 01452726561- for Gloucestershire
SIDAS 0800 69 49 999 – for Somerset
If you need someone to talk to:
0345 458 2914
08457 909090 or Freephone 116123
0808 808 0330
Somerset and Avon Rape and sexual abuse support
0808 801 0456
Self Injury support