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Where can I get help if I am worried about abuse?

If you are worried about sexual abuse, FGM, domestic violence or exploitation you can discuss this at any of our Unity services or with your GP.

Other organisations that may be able to offer advice and support are listed below.

  • Bristol Community Rose Clinic is a community-based service that provides specialist care and support for Bristol women who are experiencing problems because of FGM.

It is staffed by female doctors and nurses who understand the sensitive and complex issues surrounding FGM, and the helpline and appointments are confidential. Translation is available on request.

To book an appointment, call 07813 016 911 or email

This is a secure email and confidential line where you can leave your contact details.

Multilingual Rose Clinic Leaflet

  • Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse against women and girls, and domestic and sexual violence against men.
  • Children and Young People’s Social Care – If you’re concerned about the well-being of a child contact the First Response Team on 0117 903 6444
  • Counselling Directory  is a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help. People can visit this website, enter their postcode and find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist nearby who specialises in the area of need. The site also serves as an information hub for people to read mental health-related articles and news, as well as to find local events.
  • Forward – The Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development – for African women & girls. Tel: 020 8960 4000.
  • Nextlink  offers support for women suffering/at risk of domestic abuse. Service for black and minority ethnic people Tel: 0117 925 0680.
  • Womankind offers women’s counselling, psychotherapy & support service for refugee and asylum seekers. Tel: 0845 458 2914.




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