Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support is a charity providing free, confidential support services to survivors of any kind of sexual violence in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire
Who we are and what we do
- We provide a compassionate, non judgmental service to all survivors.
- We listen believe and support survivors.
- We will offer choice and allow you to be in control of your journey.
We are specialists in helping survivors cope with the impacts of sexual violence and empowering them to rebuild their lives. We will signpost someone if we don’t have the right services available to meet someone’s needs
We offer the following services to men and boys over the age of 13 years old:
A weekly helpline
0808 801 0456 or 0808 801 0464
Mon and Fri: 11am – 2pm,
Tue, Wed and Thu: 6pm – 8pm
This is a free number and if you call outside of the helpline times and leave us a message we will get back to you.
An email support service
We will respond to your e mails which come to us through an encrypted system so you remain anonymous. The email support address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Live Chat is open to anyone aged 13 or over who has been affected by sexual violence at some time during their lives.
It’s available on the SARSAS website:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12noon – 2pm
We provide counselling for boys and young men aged 13-18 in Somerset through Somerset Phoenix Project and can also refer you to our consortium partners – the Green House or the Southmead Project.
Using Our Service
You will never have to talk about something you don’t feel ready to talk about.
You do not have to report to the police – that will always be your choice.
We have a safeguarding policy if you are in immediate danger, you are under 18, you are a vulnerable adult or if the perpetrator has access to other vulnerable children or adults. We would always try and talk to you first, keep you informed and get the best possible advice about a situation.
You are our main priority and we are here to support you.
We will listen, support and believe you.