RAISING AWARENESS: We’ve been organising and attending events to get people talking about women’s mental health, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
The highlight for us was our Information Sharing Event for Bristol Women’s Services. This was an opportunity to find out about women’s services in Bristol with guest speakers, light refreshments and agencies providing services for women in Bristol exhibiting information. Other events included Bristol’s Blue Monday Galleries event, where we [...]
AND THE AWARD GOES TO… The IRISi team receive the University of Bristol Vice Chancellor’s Impact Award for Policy and Practice.
Next Link are always looking for innovative ways to tackle domestic violence. They have worked closely with Professor Gene Feder and his team since the launch of the IRIS Project, running the first pilot scheme.
Our annual candlelit vigil to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was a great success.
Thanks to Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner, for leading our march and to everyone who came along and supported it. We chose this occasion to launch our zero tolerance pledge.
Big thanks to Bristol Hash Harriers for making us one of their 2017 Bristol Hash Charities and raising the fantastic sum of £637.
The club is pictured presenting their cheque to Missing Link & Next Link’s Chief Executive, Carol Metters MBE.
Thank you to everyone who came to our South Glos Domestic Abuse Services launch and who made the event such a success.
A very special thank you to the lovely Phoebe for singing at the launch and to our Guest speakers Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Avon and Somerset, and Amanda Deeks, Chief Executive, South Gloucestershire Council. The event was an opportunity to find out about Next Link services, our commitment to supporting victims, working in partnership and innovation. Next Link sister organisations Missing Link mental health services and Safe Link sexual violence services also had displays and were available to talk about the services they offer in South Gloucestershire.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens recognised our Safe Link team with her latest Pride Awards. The awards aim to give people the chance to highlight those working tirelessly in their communities or organisations. Debbie, our Safe Link Team Leader also won an award earlier this year.
As part of our Deeds Not Words program, Bristol Women’s voice are commemorating the centenary of some women's suffrage by running an event for girls to experience hands-on engineering-related activities on the SS Great Britain in the new Brunel museum. Come along and join in!