Provides a helpline, counselling, group therapy and on-going support for women in the Bristol area. Specialist and confidential services are provided to women experiencing mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, stress, domestic abuse, problems arising from past physical, emotional and sexual abuse, rape, self injury and relationship difficulties. Womankind aims to help women improve their mental health and wellbeing by providing high quality services that are accessible and safe.
Telephone Helpline: provides confidential and non-judgemental listening support for any woman experiencing emotional distress, including specific advice and support for women experiencing domestic or sexual
abuse. It also provides information and signposting to services offered by Womankind and other organisations. 24hr message service.
General counselling for Bristol residents who are on low incomes and benefits, including specialist counselling for deaf women, and counselling for women who have experienced sexual violence, including refugees and asylum seekers(interpreters available upon request).
A Befriending Service for isolated women with mental health problems. This service is for women living in South Gloucestershire who are referred by a professional key worker. Women are offered regular support for one year.
Volunteer opportunities in administration, helpline and befriending. Full training and expenses provided.
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Is there a cost for these services?
General counselling and group therapy: women may be asked for a donation towards the cost depending on what they can afford to pay. No one is turned away if they are unable to make a donation.
A full fee-paying service is also available.
Do you offer concessions?
£1.00 - £12.00 negotiable.
How can people access this service?
|Monday||From 09:00||To 16:00||Helpline open 9.30-12.30 and 8-10pm|
|Tuesday||From 09:00||To 16:00||Helpline open 10-12noon, 1-3pm and 8-10pm|
|Wednesday||From 09:00||To 16:00||Helpline open 10-12noon and 1-3pm|
|Thursday||From 09:00||To 16:00||Helpline open 10-12noon|
|Friday||From 09:00||To 16:00||Helpline open 10-12noon|
Out of hours answer machine
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Services Available to People at Home
- up to six months counselling available to women living in Bristol who are on benefits or low incomes.
- specialist domestic and sexual violence counselling for women including refugees, asylum seekers and trafficked women.
- specialist counselling for women who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.
- high intensity therapy for women referred by NHS Talking Therapies.
Befriending - volunteers provide regular support to isolated women with mental health problems. This service is offered to women living in South Gloucestershire and is accessible by means of a referral from a support worker or health professional.
Group psychotherapy -
- open-ended psychoanalytic psychotherapy groups.
- fixed-term groups focusing on specific issues e.g. childhood sexual abuse and domestic abuse.
Fee paying 1:1 counselling and group therapy services also available.
These services are accessed through our helpline. Interpreters are available upon request.
Provides confidential non-judgemental listening support for all women experiencing emotional distress, including advice and support for women experiencing domestic or sexual abuse. It also provides information and signposting to services offered by Womankind and other organisations. 24hr message service.
Helpline calls charged at local rates from a BT landline and rates from other providers may vary.
Cost per minute
Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?
Helpline Opening Hours
|Monday||From 10.00||To 12.30||and 8-10pm|
|Tuesday||From 10.00||To 12.00||and 1-3pm and 8-10pm|
|Wednesday||From 10.00||To 12.00||and 1-3pm|
|Thursday||From 10.00||To 12.00|
|Friday||From 10.00||To 12.00|
Limitations and Associations
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Associations / Qualifications / Awards
Quality Standards awarded to the Helpline and befreinding service.
Counselling and Psychotherapy services provided within the remit of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for good practice.
Services that increase accessibility
Specialist counselling service for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing women. Currently developing an instant messaging service for deaf and hard of hearing women to use instead of helpline.
Interpreters available where required.
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Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?
If so, how many spaces?
Disabled parking telephone
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Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic external doors?
Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?
Are external doors non sprung?
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If so, how many?
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Is there more than one floor at the premises?
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Is there an induction loop / induction coupling at the premises?
Can people with an assistance dog access the service accompanied by their dog?
Is there provision for assistance dogs? (Water bowl and toilet area)