Action on Elder Abuse
We aim to prevent the abuse of older people by raising awareness; encouraging education; promoting research and collecting and disseminating information.
Domestic Abuse Freefone Support Line and Somerset Survivors
To talk to someone about domestic abuse contact the Somerset Domestic Abuse Support helpline on 0800 69 49 999. Opening Hours are 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday/Sunday. Outside of these hours the line is automatically redirected to the National 24hr Domestic Abuse helpline. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please always call the Police on 999.
Domestic Violence – self help guide
Somerset Partnership have put together self help guides on a number of topics including domestic violence.
Mankind Initiative is a charity supporting male victims of domestic abuse
Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)
SARSAS is a specialist support service for people in this area who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives. SARSAS offer a confidential helpline, regular support sessions, counselling, email support to individuals and an advocacy service.
Telephone support is available on Mondays & Fridays from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Please note the different numbers below for men/ boys and women/ girls.
Stalking is a pattern of repeated and persistent unwanted behaviour that is intrusive and engenders fear, it is when one person becomes fixated or obsessed with another and the attention is unwanted. Threats may not be made but victims may still feel scared. Importantly threats are not required for the criminal offence of stalking to be prosecuted.
The Green House- Sexual Abuse counselling charity
The Green House provides free individual counselling to women, men, children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse or rape at any point in their lives. Free counselling for up to 24 sessions but sessions take place in Bristol. Adults can self refer; please contact for details of how to refer children.