Help and support

Here are two services that will support both men and women, and people of all sexualities and gender identities. Please remember, that the ringing the police is also a confidential and understanding service that can you help you.

1. The Bridge

The Bridge offers a free and confidential service across the whole of Avon and Somerset for men and women and boys and girls who have been sexually assaulted in the past 12 months.

Contact: 0117 342 6999 or find the link here.

Their address is: The Bridge, 2nd Floor, Central Health Clinic, Tower Hill, Bristol, BS2 0JD.

2. Somerset & Avon rape & sexual abuse support (SARSAS)

SARASA offers a confidential specialist support for men and women (boys and girls) who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.


Women and girls: 0808 801 0456

Boys and Men: 0808 801 0464

or find the link here.

Don't forget: your school or college will also help you with difficult situations. This could be a tutor, student support or your school and college nurse.


Here are some more links for help and advice


Galop is a charity that offers advice, support and services to LGBT people who are experiencing homophobia, transphobia, same sex domestic violence and sexual abuse.

To speak to someone, call their helpline on:


Or for more information click here.

Links for support around abuse for LGBTQ/U young people can be found at Broken Rainbow.