Sexual assault support

The Bridge

The Bridge is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). They offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

Their specialist team will be there for you  if you are:

  • An adult or child living in South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Somerset, North Somerset, or Bath and North East Somerset
  • And from 1st October 2018 if you are child living in those areas or Gloucestershire, Wiltshire or Swindon.


They also offer information and support to friends and family if someone you care about has been affected by rape or serious sexual assault.

Call them for free and confidential advice on 0117 342 6999. They’re there 24/7, 365 days a year. Click here to visit their website.

Rape Crisis England & Wales

Rape Crisis England & Wales is a feminist organisation that exists to promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, to improve services to them and to work towards the elimination of sexual violence.

Rape Crisis Centres are women-led and offer a range of support, advocacy, counselling and information in women-only safe space. Some also provide separate space and services for male sexual violence survivors and/or for men who are supporting a survivor.

Click here to visit their website.

SARSAS

SARSAS are a specialist support service for people in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, or South Gloucestershire, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives. You can view and download the SARSAS Poster and SARSAS Leaflet for more information.

They offer a confidential helpline, regular support sessions, counselling, and email support to individuals.  They can also offer training and advice to professionals.

SARSAS also supports the friends and family of people affected by sexual violence.

SARSAS currently offers a helpline service 5 times a week, structured support, email support, and can also provide advocacy services.

Click here to visit their website.