RAISING AWARENESS: We’ve been organising and attending events to get people talking about women’s mental health, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
The highlight for us was our Information Sharing Event for Bristol Women’s Services. This was an opportunity to find out about women’s services in Bristol with guest speakers, light refreshments and agencies providing services for women in Bristol exhibiting information. Other events included Bristol’s Blue Monday Galleries event, where we [...]
AND THE AWARD GOES TO… The IRISi team receive the University of Bristol Vice Chancellor’s Impact Award for Policy and Practice.
Next Link are always looking for innovative ways to tackle domestic violence. They have worked closely with Professor Gene Feder and his team since the launch of the IRIS Project, running the first pilot scheme.
Our annual candlelit vigil to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was a great success.
Thanks to Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner, for leading our march and to everyone who came along and supported it. We chose this occasion to launch our zero tolerance pledge.
Big thanks to Bristol Hash Harriers for making us one of their 2017 Bristol Hash Charities and raising the fantastic sum of £637.
The club is pictured presenting their cheque to Missing Link & Next Link’s Chief Executive, Carol Metters MBE.
Thank you to everyone who came to our South Glos Domestic Abuse Services launch and who made the event such a success.
A very special thank you to the lovely Phoebe for singing at the launch and to our Guest speakers Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Avon and Somerset, and Amanda Deeks, Chief Executive, South Gloucestershire Council. The event was an opportunity to find out about Next Link services, our commitment to supporting victims, working in partnership and innovation. Next Link sister organisations Missing Link mental health services and Safe Link sexual violence services also had displays and were available to talk about the services they offer in South Gloucestershire.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens recognised our Safe Link team with her latest Pride Awards. The awards aim to give people the chance to highlight those working tirelessly in their communities or organisations. Debbie, our Safe Link Team Leader also won an award earlier this year.
We are very excited to announce Next Link South Glos will be providing Domestic Abuse Services across South Glos from 1st July 2017!
Next Link South Glos – New Domestic Abuse Services across South Gloucestershire: Next Link South Glos provide support services for anyone (women, men, children) who has been the victim of domestic abuse. Our services include telephone help and advice, safe houses, community outreach services and group programmes. Give us a call on 0800 4700 280. You can call our telephone helplines between 8:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am – 1:00pm on Saturday For more information about Next Link South Glos: Click here to see all the Next Link domestic abuse services in South Glos To find out more about any of our [...]
Above: The ‘Give and Get’ taster with Bristol City Council and Helpfulpeeps in the Galleries, part of #MHAWBristol. Below: Big thanks to the Female Empowerment Network who donated proceeds of their event to Missing Link.
Congratulations to Debbie, our Safe Link Team Leader on receiving her PCC Pride Award. The Awards, from Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, recognise the silent stars who achieve great things or go above and beyond what is expected. The awards aim to give people the chance to highlight those working tirelessly in their communities or organisations. Winners are presented with a certificate and are invited to visit and have lunch with Sue Mountstevens at Police Headquarters.
You can talk to us, call Safe Link on 0333 323 1543 or click here... Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week is 6th - 12th February. We don’t talk about sexual abuse enough. That’s not ok. The awareness week was established to give an opportunity for the general public, statutory and third sector organisations to participate in a discussion about sexual abuse and sexual violence. During the week people raise awareness about sexual abuse and sexual violence and how to prevent it in the UK.
Standing together in solidarity for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
We supported our Soroptimist Colleagues on their march from Temple Meads to the Lord Mayors Chapel at the bottom of Park Street.
As part of our Deeds Not Words program, Bristol Women’s voice are commemorating the centenary of some women's suffrage by running an event for girls to experience hands-on engineering-related activities on the SS Great Britain in the new Brunel museum. Come along and join in!