Domestic abuse support

Refuge

Supporting those who have experienced violence and abuse is at the core of everything Refuge does. No matter what your experience – domestic violence, sexual violence, ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, FGM, human trafficking or modern slavery – they are here to support you.

Refuge runs a range of specialist services to help survivors access safety and rebuild their lives. They understand each person’s circumstances and needs are different and that survivors need different services at different times. Their expert staff work closely, and confidentially, with every individual to develop a bespoke support plan. If a woman is not sure what service she wants or needs, Refuge will support her to explore her options.

To visit their website Click here.

ManKind Initiative

Mankind’s confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).

This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.

They provide both emotional support and practical information.

They receive calls from male victims across all age ranges and professions:

  • From dustmen and doctors to bankers and builders,
  •  From men in their 20s to men in their 80s,
  • From men across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


They welcome calls from mothers, sisters and friends of male victims seeking information.

They also receive calls from support organisations, charities and statutory agencies such as local authorities and police forces.

To visit their website, click here.

Gemini Services

Gemini Services provide safe, emergency accommodation and floating support in North Somerset to women, men and children (up to the age of 16) fleeing domestic abuse. People can self refer to Gemini or can be referred by another agency.

Contact Gemini through the numbers provided on their website - Click Here.