Sexual assault support

The Bridge

The Bridge is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). They offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

Their specialist team will be there for you  if you are:

They also offer information and support to friends and family if someone you care about has been affected by rape or serious sexual assault.

Call them for free and confidential advice on 0117 342 6999. They’re there 24/7, 365 days a year. Click here to visit their website.

Rape Crisis England & Wales

Rape Crisis England & Wales is a feminist organisation that exists to promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, to improve services to them and to work towards the elimination of sexual violence.

Rape Crisis Centres are women-led and offer a range of support, advocacy, counselling and information in women-only safe space. Some also provide separate space and services for male sexual violence survivors and/or for men who are supporting a survivor.

Click here to visit their website.

SARSAS

SARSAS are a specialist support service for people in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, or South Gloucestershire, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives.

You can view and download the SARSAS Poster and SARSAS Leaflet for more information.

They offer a confidential helpline, regular support sessions, counselling, and email support to individuals.  They can also offer training and advice to professionals.

SARSAS also supports the friends and family of people affected by sexual violence.

SARSAS currently offers a helpline service 5 times a week, structured support, email support, and can also provide advocacy services.

Click here to visit their website.

Improved Access

We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.

168 Medical Group Message

Like many practices across the country, the impact of COVID has led to unparalleled levels of demand for 168 Medical Group. We are doing all we can to ensure those with medically urgent conditions are seen on the day. To support us to help those who need it most, if you are in the early stages of an illness or have a short term minor condition, please use the self-help guides on Ask My GP or the NHS website to self-care. When you contact us, we will ask you what you’ve done to self care. With self-care, many minor illnesses can resolve without needing medical treatment from a GP.

If you still need medical help, please note that our telephone team may refer you to our physiotherapist, mental health nurse or pharmacist if your condition is suitable to be treated by one of our extended healthcare team.

Please remember that our team are here to help you. They are doing a difficult job in challenging times. Please treat them with the same level of respect as you’d expect in return.