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Useful Links

This page features some useful links to other organisations. If you think something is missing from this page which would be useful to the community please let us know and we will consider adding it in. 

Domestic Violence Support

Domestic Abuse and Violence Emergency Legal Protection

A free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic abuse and violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation. Domestic abuse is common in the UK and anyone can be a victim, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.

Our award-winning free service allows anyone who has recently suffered or been threatened with domestic abuse or violence to apply for an emergency court injunction. This can sometimes be issued within 24 hours of making contact with us. We work in close partnership with the police, solicitors and other support agencies (Refuge, Women’s Aid etc) to help victims obtain speedy protection.

web: https://www.ncdv.org.uk/

Next Link

As well as domestic abuse support services we provide women’s mental health support services and independent support for victims of rape and sexual abuse.

web: https://nextlinkhousing.co.uk/

Women's Aid

We’re working together against domestic abuse. until women and children are safe. Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services in England and build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated.

web: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

Mental Health Support


Information and support: When you’re living with a mental health problem, having access to the right information is vital. Go to our information pages to find out more.

Mind Info line: 0300 123 3393

web: https://www.mind.org.uk/


Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone: 116 123 (free)

web: https://www.samaritans.org/

Other Support

Single Parents

SingleParents.org.uk, the parenting site for single parents.

This site is an information site for anyone who is raising children on their own, whether through relationship breakup, illness, bereavement, work commitments or choice. It is run by Single Parent Action Network, a campaigning organisation working to make sure that your stories and your questions about single parenting are an important part of the social and political agenda. Connecting – Empowering – Campaigning
You are not alone

Web: www.singleparents.org.uk


Autism and Neurodiversity

Web:  www.copingwithautism.co.uk

Bristol Autism Team

 – Bristol City Council’s service to support children and families where there is a formal diagnosis of autism.

Email: bristol.autism.hotline@bristol.gov.uk

Even if your child is not diagnosed but might be on the autistic spectrum, several charities can help with tips and training.

Bristol Autism Support – a local charity with a huge range of support to offer, from phone support, training and coffee mornings (currently on Zoom) to in-depth knowledge of local services and groups and a very active FB page where people share their concerns and exchange tips in a caring and constructive way.


The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society is a really well resourced website with plenty of advice and guidance. There is also a contact centre with supportive and knowledgeable volunteers.


Supportive parents

 – a local charity which is there for children, young people and their parents about special needs and disability. They have a range of videos on their website and run a phone and email helpline as well as a range of training and advice.


Stand Against Racism and Inequality
South Gloucestershire Council
Bristol Council
First Response (Bristol City)
Access and Response Team for South Gloucestershire
Bristol Autism

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