We are an independent charity offering the support of long term volunteer mentors to vulnerable young people in Somerset. PROMISEworks matches young people between the ages of 5 and 25. Referral criteria include: Offending behaviour, Mental Health Issues, Substance Misuse, Domestic Abuse, Leaving Care, Adoption Support, CSE Risk, Exclusion from School, Disabilities.
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. Please contact us
Barnardo’s – Mandala Project
Mandala offers a therapeutic package of in-depth child psychotherapy, supporting early childhood trauma, insecure attachment and low self-esteem.
Domestic Abuse Freefone Support Line and Somerset Survivors
Do you want to talk to someone about domestic abuse? Contact the Somerset Domestic Abuse Support helpline Telephone: 0800 69 49 999. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please always call the Police on 999.
A single point of contact for free and confidential advice. We provide a mixture of emergency accommodation across the county for men and women who want to flee domestic abuse. This includes a combination of refuge and safe-house properties and 24 hour emergency access to accommodation.
We work in partnership with Barnardo’s to work with children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse and offer parenting support programmes. Women will also be able to access group support.
Male perpetrators of domestic abuse will also be given the opportunity to change their attitudes and behaviour through a dedicated work programme.
If called from a landline in Somerset it goes directly to the Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service between the hours of 8am and 7pm. Outside of these hours the line is automatically redirected to the National 24hr Domestic Abuse helpline.
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
SIDAS Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse
Somerset’s main specialist service to provide support to men, women and children who are affected by domestic abuse. Services include outreach support, refuge (female) and safe-house (male and female) accommodation, along with support programmes available to both men and women, including those who want to change their abusive behaviour in intimate relationships. Opening hours are from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday/Sunday.
Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)
SARSAS is a specialist support service for people in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, and South Gloucestershire, 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. They also support the family and friends of people affected by sexual violence and offer training and advice to professionals.
The SARSAS helpline currently runs 5 days a week and is available to men and women, boys and girls. SARSAS accept self-referrals through their helpline and from professions on behalf of people they are supporting. Please note referrals will only be accepted where the person being referred has consented to be referred to SARSAS.
Professionals need to make referrals via the downloadable referral form on the website.
For women and girls contact on Mondays & Fridays from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
For men and boys contact on Mondays from 11:00 am – 2: 00 pm and Tuesdays from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
The Somerset Survivors website has information and advice for anyone affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence in Somerset.
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 – Sexual Abuse counselling charity in Bristol.
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.
Children – please contact for details of how to refer.