Bristol Crisis Service for Women (BCSW)
Offers support to women experiencing emotional problems, particularly those who self-injure, through a national helpline. Also provides information and publications about self-injury and training for professionals on the subject. Helpline has access to interpreters and has information on self-injury in different languages (users need to be able to state what language is required and leave a contact phone number).
Helpline tel: +44 (0)117 925 1119. Open Friday and Saturday from 9pm to 12.30am, Sunday 6pm to 9pm.
Womankind - Bristol Women's Therapy Centre
Therapeutic support for women, especially those on low income or benefits. Counselling, therapy groups, helpline, befriending. The helpline supports any woman who needs to talk, including those experiencing domestic violence.
Tel: +44 (0)845 458 2914. Helpline is open from 10am to 12pm daily, Tuesday and Wednesday 1pm to 3pm, Monday and Tuesday 8pm to 10pm. .
Pregnancy Advisory Service
Consultation service for Bristol women with unplanned or unwanted pregnancy
Pregnancy Advisory Service, Central Health Clinic, Tower Hill, Bristol.
Tel: +44 (0)117 927 6362.
Mothers for Mothers
A self-help postnatal depression support group. Provides support for mothers with postnatal illness through a helpline, counselling, home visits, 'drop-ins' and a chatroom. The organisation runs two groups in Bristol; one in Bedminster and one in Barton Hill.
Mothers for Mothers, PO Box 1292, Bristol, BS99.
Tel: +44 (0)117 975 6006.
Sehatmand Aurat (Asian Women Health Project) (Wellwomen Info)
Provides emotional and physical support to service users. Support is available in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English. Also works with the other Asian organisations. Provides a free counselling service to Asian Women through Asian counsellors.
Sehatmand Aurat also offers complementary therapy sessions and is now based at Silai for Skills: 176 Easton Road, Easton, BS5 0ES, Tel: +44 (0)117 941 5185.
6 West Street, Old Market, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0BH.
Tel: +44 (0)117 941 2983.