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:

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at 10:12pm
A huge thank you to Zainab, a dental surgeon student, who has been supporting Next Link through volunteering her time recently and helping with awareness work. #Thankyou NextLinkHousing photo
Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at 6:59pm
Congratulations to our wonderful volunteer Bee who won the chair of the council volunteer award. Thank you so much for your contribution and hard work! NextLinkHousing photo
Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 6:10pm
Like our Next Link Facebook page to get updates about our domestic abuse support services -
Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at 6:05am
Would you like to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable women in Bristol? We are looking for female volunteer receptionists. Shifts are 4 hours, and ideally we are looking for volunteers who can cover 1 shift per week - NextLinkHousing photo
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at 11:15pm
Delighted to be at @womensaid conference learning from key national partners and inspirational survivors. #WAconf19
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Nicki Norman @norman_nicki
Some of the art work created by survivors engaged in the No Woman Turned Away project on display @womensaid #WAconf19
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at 5:47am
“Landmark moment” as Domestic Abuse Bill introduced to Parliament
Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 11:17pm
We had a great time supporting Pride in Bristol on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who visited our stand! #Pride NextLinkHousing photo
Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 4:51pm
Here at Next Link we support women who are victims of so called 'Honour- Based violence and abuse'. We have a specialist IDVA who can help. Please call 0117 925 0680. NextLinkHousing photo
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 5:00pm
We are supporting Pride this weekend in Bristol. Visit us at our information stand today. #Pride NextLinkHousing photo
Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 6:15pm
Next Link domestic abuse telephone help lines are open 8:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday and
9:30am – 1:00pm on Saturday 0117 925 0680. Please call to get support.
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Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 12:24am
Excited about the Yoko Ono exhibition called Interventions 2 at the Georgian House. The exhibition has a piece called Arising which includes narratives from victims of DV/SV which Next Link and SAFE Link survivors are providing. @HouseGeorgian
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 6:34pm
We are supporting Pride this weekend in Bristol. Visit us at our information stand on Saturday 13th July. Find out more about all the great activities taking place for Pride here - #Pride
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 5:15pm
Come and see Missing Link at the Community Access Support Services (CASS) Wellbeing festival in Knowle on July 9th. We'll be there with our awareness stand so you can find out more about our services. NextLinkHousing photo
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 6:22pm
A huge thank you to Annabel who was presented this morning with a gold certificate for 100 hours of volunteering time for Missing Link. We are very grateful to Annabel for her help. The work we do would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers #appreciation #volunteers NextLinkHousing photo
Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 11:34pm
We are looking forward to our organisation's Away Day tomorrow! There will be interesting information stalls from all departments and many different wellbeing activities - including how to wear a Sari! NextLinkHousing photo
Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 10:19pm
Safe Link's offices have held a cake sale to raise money for Kerry Mountain Rescue this week arranged by Rachael Bloomer. Thanks to everyone who made the yummy cakes, and also everyone who enjoyed eating them and donating. NextLinkHousing photo
Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 8:03pm
Thank you very much to Sarah Pomfret, Councillor for Bradley Stoke central, and Jo Kinsey from Business & Professional Women UK, for the donations brought to our offices this morning. These items will be a great help to the vulnerable women we are supporting. #ThankYou NextLinkHousing photo