If you or your family are in immediate danger, or if you have sustained physical injuries, call the police and emergency services on 999.

Candlelit March


This is annual event. Look out for the November 2020 details.

Last year Next Link led the  candlelit march and  invited people to join in and highlight the number of women and children affected by Domestic Abuse and Rape and Sexual Abuse. The march highlights the United Nation’s International Elimination of Violence against Women’s day. The procession meets at Next Link and makes its way to College Green  where two larger candles are lit by survivors to symbolise the two women who die each week through domestic abuse in this country. There is  a minutes silence for gatherers to pay their respects to those whose lives have affected by domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault. All welcome.

Look out for details for 2020 and please come and join us!



For more details contact sarah.o’leary@nextlinkhousing.co.uk



16 days of activism

November-10th December – this is an annual event


The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that takes place each year. It commences on 25th of November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to the 10th of December, Human Rights Day. It was originated by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organising strategy by individuals and organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

Please click here for more information.





New Domestic violence Prevention Programme

New Domestic Violence Prevention Programme (REPROVIDE) For men who are concerned they are abusive in their relationships with women

Researchers at the University of Bristol, along with Splitz (who run domestic violence perpetrator programmes) and Next Link domestic violence support service, are looking for men to take part in a new study that will help improve how we support men in changing their behaviour and how we can support their partners or ex-partners.

The study aims to recruit 48 men who live in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire, and who are:

  • Aged 21 or over
  • Worried that their own behaviour in relationships with women might be violent or abusive
  • Who can understand English well enough to take part in a group programme


If you are interested in hearing more about the study or to make a referral please do not hesitate to contact Rebekah Shallcross and the team: reprovide-men@bristol.ac.uk or on 07976 225462 OR Sally Stockham at Splitz: Sally.Stockham@splitz.org or 07587 777754 (Splitz is our partner organisation who run the domestic violence perpetrator programmes)


BAVA campaign film #noexcusebristol

As part of the No Excuse to Rape Me campaign 2014, BAVA has created a short film that highlights why Bristol will not tolerate any excuse for rape or sexual assualt. Using the hastag #noexcuseBristol, people across the city sumitted their clips and photos to raise awareness of the campaign and to stress that the victim is NEVER to blame.

Check out the clip here:

#noexcuseBristol film


It’s never too late to talk

Its never too late to talk banner SARSAS summer 2014