Safe Link telephone help lines are open 8:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Call 0333 323 1543

Have you been
a victim of sexual assault
or rape?

Our SAFE worker can support you
and it is a free and confidential service.

Rape and sexual assault
happen far more often
than statistics indicate.

And it happens in all communities
and cultures.

It is irrelevant what you were wearing,
how much you had to drink or whether you were
in your own home or out for the evening
– you did not ask to be raped or sexually assaulted.

The blame is entirely
the perpetrators.

You do NOT

to the police

have to report

to access our services

To talk in confidence call

0333 323 1543

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We provide independent support for anyone (women, men, children) who has been the victim of rape and sexual abuse across the whole of Avon and Somerset area. 

You do NOT have to report to the police to access our services.

We also provide women’s mental health and domestic abuse support services.

Click below for links to our sister organisations:

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 10:27pm
We are raising awareness about our services today at St Paul's Learning Center information event. #awareness #mentalhealth #domesticviolence https://t.co/C3F0I7iVeV NextLinkHousing photo
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at 8:10pm
Get updates about our Next Link services by liking our Facebook page https://t.co/JP789hqTJs
Monday, August 19th, 2019 at 7:54pm
Missing Link hold a weekly drop in every Monday between 2-3.30pm. Its free for any woman in Bristol with a housing related query. Find out more by ring 0117 925 1811 and speaking to our Missing Link duty line. #mentalhealth #housing https://t.co/gjZVTP0yOF
Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at 11:12pm
We are having a great day at the Islamic Cultural Fayre today #Awareness Thanks to
@ASPolice for visiting our stand. https://t.co/6gWov5Cjcg
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Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 10:02pm
Last week our Next Link team took a series of families to the sea side. #summer #fun https://t.co/Ihz6Gk5WRm NextLinkHousing photo
Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 11:01pm
Next Link provide a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children, find out more at: https://t.co/iQwG9Iuzqj
Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 10:34pm
Great LGBT awareness training from Johanna from LGBT Bristol today, thank you very much indeed for coming in to talk to us. #awareness #lgbtcommunity https://t.co/BbbDznh4CZ https://t.co/paSB3XxTIp NextLinkHousing photo
Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 6:02pm
Out yesterday on Queens Square promoting our volunteer programme and raising awareness. #volunteering #opportunities https://t.co/LFjljvh6zl NextLinkHousing photo
Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at 6:38pm
We held a Tea Party social event for our volunteers yesterday to say a big thank you for their hard work. Thanks guys, you are all amazing! We enjoyed cakes and scones together and heard talks from 3 team leaders about the different services. #volunteers #thankyou https://t.co/cSJcc7H5x8 NextLinkHousing photo
Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at 10:34pm
Job alerts! FEMALE* NEXT LINK DUTY TELEPHONE HELPLINE WORKERS. Permanent position, and we are looking for bank staff. https://t.co/SowihuRvKM #jobopportunity
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 10:18pm
Safe Link were delighted to be @WSMPRIDE last weekend. Thank you to our amazing volunteers Lou and Bee who helped our staff team with running the awareness stand. #Pride https://t.co/wN5MpP6aXK NextLinkHousing photo
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 3:10pm
We welcomed a visit from our friends from Kilkenny Women's Refuge, sharing ideas and practice. Thank you @Leeeler1 and Sarah for your visit, we hope you enjoyed Bristol! https://t.co/H091MsD4Ja NextLinkHousing photo
Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 2:15am
Thank you Cllr Hunt @sgloschair for all your support and donations. https://t.co/e9VXolpxta
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Chair of SGC @sgloschair
Cllr Hunt also presented a cheque to @NextLinkHousing
In addition to the funds raised, several boxes of toiletries and other items were collected and donated for @NextLink Housing to use in their emergency packs for victims of Domestic Violence. https://t.co/icNxP4KBR8
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at 10:57pm
Meet the CRUSH Characters. They will help our Young People navigate the world of Healthy Relationships. We will name them, assign them characteristics and use them in scenarios. CRUSH is running in Knowle on Thursdays & we are still taking referrals. Call Charlotte-0117 9250 680 https://t.co/YEBZrwFbW5 NextLinkHousing photo
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at 6:05pm
Find out more about Missing Link’s support services for women in need of mental health and housing support in Bristol - https://t.co/gjZVTP0yOF #mentalhealth