Here, no matter what
The Bridge is inclusive however you identify. We understand that your identity is important and unique to you, and that gender identity and sexual orientation journeys are always different and never clear-cut. Your personal situation and experiences may mean it feels especially hard for you to seek help after being raped or sexually assaulted. No matter what happened to you, where you were, or who did it – The Bridge can help. We’re here 24/7 365 days a year.
You may be confused about what has happened, overwhelmed, emotional or numb. You may feel alone, angry, ashamed or frightened – these, and many other thoughts and feelings, are all normal responses to being sexually assaulted or raped.
Forensic care options vary across genders because of differences in the ways male and female sex organs work. Call The Bridge to understand if you have a 3 day window for forensic services or a 7 day window. Windows for HIV medication and emergency contraception also vary.
Call us on 0117 342 6999. At The Bridge we listen, believe and do not judge. We will explain the help that is available to you and support you to decide what you want to do next.
The Bridge can help
Our specialist team can offer you:
- Emotional and psychological support
- Medical care, including sexual health
- Practical help
- Free counselling for you, and family or friends
- Information about making a report to the police
Anything you tell us is confidential and you can also speak to us anonymously.