Bristol Crisis Service for Women

Bristol Crisis Service for Women

Charity information

Bristol Crisis Service for Women

Bristol Crisis Service for Women supports women and girls affected by self-injury and provides training and resources to increase awareness and understanding of the issue.

Founded 1988

  • Mission statement

    We offer confidential helpline, text and email support to girls and women who self-injure (or self harm). We also provide information and training about self-injury for professionals to raise awareness of the issue and help to improve service provision for people who self-injure.
    Self-injury is a widespread issue affecting around 10% of young people with an average age of onset of 12 years. It is a response to profound emotional pain which the person cannot express in any other way. Self harm is a means of coping, of expressing difficult emotions; and is often related to troubling issues such as sexual abuse, bullying, and low self-esteem.

  • Aims

    Bristol Crisis Service for Women aims to:

    • To support women and girls affected by self-injury.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1988

    Registered Charity Number: 1092299

    Board members: 9

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 26

    Phone number: 0117 9279600

    Address: PO Box 654 Bristol BS99 1XH

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