Barnardo’s are offering support to men who want help around anger management and are concerned about violence and abuse within their intimate relationships. The group is ideal for men who want to improve their current or future relationships. Many men come to the group because they also want to improve their relationships and support for their children and the Reprovide programme has a strong focus on this.
Our FREE groups run weekly on Wednesday evenings in Taunton and Thursday evening near Shepton Mallet.
Those who have completed the programme report that the support group was friendly and gave them a safe and confidential space to talk about many difficult issues. For many men the group helps them to build and sustain positive relationships and to improve their mental health.
There is no requirement to fill in any referral forms.
The Early Help offer in Somerset is not just for young children, as problems can emerge at any point throughout childhood and adolescence. The Early Help offer includes universal and targeted services designed to reduce and prevent problems escalating or becoming entrenched.
There are a wide range of Early Help options for support across the county that provide generic or more tailored support based on the concerns presenting. One such team for support is the Family Intervention Service (FIS), which is a specialist county-wide service developed through the joining of established Team 8 and getset level 3 services. It offers support to children and young people from birth up to 18 years and their families where multiple complex issues are present.
The Family Intervention service can also work with families where an individual over 18 has Special Educational Needs, is at risk of homelessness or where younger children are in the home. The team also work to support Young Carers in the county.
If you feel that you and/or your family are in need of support with concerns of behaviour, family relationship dynamics, mental health/emotional wellbeing, substance misuse, domestic abuse, financial or housing support, and/or parenting support FIS could be a service to support you and your family and you can access this by talking to any professional involved regarding making a referral. This could be a GP, School, Health Visitor, Mental health professional, PCSO etc.
Alternatively if you just want to talk, contact us by phone on the number below.
SARSAS is a specialist support service for people in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, and South Gloucestershire, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives.
SARSAS offer a confidential helpline, regular support sessions, counselling, email support to individuals and an advocacy service. They also support the family and friends of people affected by sexual violence and offer training and advice to professionals.
The SARSAS helpline currently runs 5 days a week and is available to men and women, boys and girls. SARSAS accept self-referrals through their helpline and from professions on behalf of people they are supporting. Please note referrals will only be accepted where the person being referred has consented to be referred to SARSAS.
Professionals need to make referrals via the downloadable referral form on the website.
During Coronavirus, our helpline numbers are 0808 801 0456 and 0808 801 0464 and are open to any victim-survivor. Their operating hours are:
• Monday: 11pm – 2pm
• Tuesday: 12pm – 2pm and 6pm – 8pm
• Wednesday: 12pm – 2pm and 6pm – 8pm
• Thursday: 12pm – 2pm and 6pm – 8pm
• Friday: 11pm – 2pm
Somerset-Wide Integrated Sexual Health (SWISH) offers free confidential testing and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and offer a full range of contraception.
We are open to all ages including under 16’s. You can visit any SWISH Service, locally or further afield, however not all clinics run a full service, so please ring to find out what is available.
You can book an appointment at SWISH or attend a Sit and Wait clinic.
Our vision is a society which values older people and one in which they and other adults can live free from abuse perpetrated by those in whom they have an expectation of trust. Where such abuse occurs, we seek an environment in which it can be identified and addressed.
At Hourglass and through our helpline, we work for safer ageing and a fairer society.
Do you want to talk to someone about domestic abuse? Contact the Somerset Domestic Abuse Support helpline.
Opening Hours – 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday/Sunday.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please always call the Police on 999.
Mankind Initiative is a charity supporting male victims of domestic abuse.
Our confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).
This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.
We provide both emotional support and practical information.
Stalking is a pattern of repeated and persistent unwanted behaviour that is intrusive and engenders fear, it is when one person becomes fixated or obsessed with another and the attention is unwanted. Threats may not be made but victims may still feel scared. Importantly threats are not required for the criminal offence of stalking to be prosecuted.
Paladin is a trauma-informed service established to assist high risk victims of stalking in England and Wales. Our unique team of accredited Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISACs) ensure that high risk victims of stalking are supported and that a coordinated community response is developed locally to keep victims and their children safe.
Mandala offers a therapeutic package of in-depth child psychotherapy, supporting early childhood trauma, insecure attachment and low self-esteem. We work closely with parents, carers and key professionals to provide gentle, nurturing therapeutic support to help them recover from trauma they have experienced and promote a better understanding of their needs.
Somerset Partnership have put together a collection of self help guides. These are available to view when you follow the link below. The guides cover these topics:
Alcohol and You
Depression and Low Mood
Food for Thought
Obsessions and Compulsions
Shyness and Social Anxiety