Bridge to Support

Bridge to Support is available to people, living in Scotland, who were abused by a Jesuit, or a staff member or volunteer working on their behalf, when they were under the age of 18 and who do not wish to be in contact with the Jesuits at this stage.

They provide a confidential service, working together with people to find the right support for them, including counselling and psychological trauma support.

Bridge to Support is delivered by Health in Mind, an independent Scottish mental health charity based in Edinburgh that has been promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland since 1982. Health in Mind’s caring approach supports and empowers each person to live the life they want to live. Their staff have an understanding of the impact trauma can have on survivors who are seeking support, and they have the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference to the lives of those who have been impacted by the trauma of abuse.
Getting help from Bridge to Support is quick, easy and free. You can phone, email or complete the contact form on their website.

Email: bridgetosupport@health-in-mind.org.uk

Call:
0131 243 0136

When you first get in touch, you will not be asked for any personal information but just for your name and contact number to confirm that this is the right service for you. Once they have completed a registration form with you, they can arrange for you to have a conversation with one of their staff to help you identify your goals and how they can help you to achieve them.

Safe Spaces

Safe Spacesis a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused by someone in the Church or as a result of their relationship with the Catholic Church of Englandand Wales, the Church of Englandor the Church in Wales.

Our Services are for peopleaged 18 or over, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the perpetrator is living or deceased. Youdo not have to havereported the incidentto the Church authorities or the Police in order to access support.

Our service is for people who have experiencedany kind of abuse–this includes (but is not limited to) sexual violence, inappropriate sexual behaviour, physical abuse, financial abuse or exploitation, psychological abuse (including spiritual abuse), domestic abuse, coercive and controlling behaviour.

Email: safespaces@victimsupport.org.uk

Call:
0300 303 1056


National Catholic Safeguarding Commission

Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service

Church Child Protection Advisory Service

Disclosure and Barring Service

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

The Survivors Trust

The Children's Society

Hourglass:
Action on Elder Abuse

Child exploitation and online Protection agency

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children