Other Services & Information

Child Health

Healthier Together - advice for parents, young people and pregnant women

Change4Life - fun food & activity ideas to keep kids healthy

Local Offer - online information about the support available in Bristol for young people (ages 0-25) with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) and their parents/carers

Women's Health

Support Organisations

Domestic and Sexual Abuse

This is an IRIS practice - staff are trained about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you.

You can talk to doctors, nurses and other staff working here if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family.

You can also contact Next Link and ask to speak to the ‘IRIS Advocate Educator’ worker.

Next Link - domestic abuse support, including safe houses for women


Domestic and Sexual Abuse Organisations

National Domestic Violence 24 hour Freephone Helpline

Safe Link - sexual abuse support (for women, men or children)

The Bridge
help after rape and sexual assault
- 24 hour help line, including self-referral for Forensic Medical Examination

Respect - a confidential and anonymous telephone and email service for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner

Men's Advice Line - advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse

Concerned for the safety of a child?


Report your concerns to the Council where the child lives:


South Glos

Cost Of Living

This website can offer some useful advice, support and help if you are struggling to pay for your energy bills:

Support with your energy bills | Centre for Sustainable Energy (cse.org.uk)



The National Bereavement Service offers practical and emotional support to guide you through this difficult time. 

They provide both emotional and legal assistance, including information on the statutory requirements following loss, such as the registration of death and probate.


Local Organisations & Initiatives

Wellaware - a resource site for local activities  Tel. 0808 808 5252 (Freephone 9.30am - 4.30 pm, Mon-Fri)

A free telephone and online information database for everyone in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset, with information on around 5,000 health, wellbeing and community groups, organisations, activities and services, including personal health services, lunch clubs, social groups to help around the house, help with transport, advice, counselling or any other form of support, information for carers, support for particular disabilities, culturally specific services and more.

Bristol Aging Better and LinkAge (for ages 55+)

Wellspring Settlement - a community-led health living and wellbeing centre in Barton Hill (also see Barton Hill Settlement)

Local community centres:
St George   Easton    Kingswood    Fishponds   Hanham

The Care Forum - promoting health and wellbeing, including advocacy services