Missing Link is a women-only, women-led organisation and has been providing mental health and wellbeing services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire for over 30 years. We provide a range of mental health services including accommodation based and resettlement services. We are a not for profit organisation and work closely with local communities and in partnership with the statutory, voluntary and private sectors.
We provide the only women-only crisis house in Bristol which offers support to women in Bristol, experiencing a mental health crisis and as an alternative to a psychiatric admission. The house can support up to 10 women at a time for up to 4 weeks.
Many of the women we work with have experienced trauma and abuse, including childhood abuse, domestic and sexual violence, rape and sexual abuse.
Next Link comes under the umbrella of Missing Link provides a range of support services for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, including 5 safehouses in Bristol and 1 in Bath, a resettlement and tenancy support service in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and B&NES and a crisis response service. We provide community based services in South and North Bristol. We also provide dedicated services for Black and Ethnic Minority families and dedicated children and young people’s services.
Safe Link provides support for victims of rape and sexual assault across Avon and Somerset. We employ ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advisors) to work both with adult and child victims offering specialised support, a safe place to talk over what has happened, help with housing, benefits and help with going through the court process if appropriate.
Missing Link employs trained and highly experienced therapists who receive clinical supervision to deliver the wellbeing therapies service to Bristol and South Gloucestershire. We work with all applicable client groups and also have specialist staff able to work with people with complex histories such as trauma, addiction and severe isolation.
Therapies provided through South Gloucestershire Talking Therapies:
- Psycho-social 1:1 support
- Group based peer support (self help) programme
- Psycho-educational courses
- 1:1 low intensity CBT
- 1:1 Trauma focussed counselling
- 1:1 CBT for PTSD and other trauma
Current locations: Missing Link offices in central Bristol, Hartcliffe and Southmead.
The service is accessible and language interpreters are provided where needed.