• About us

    Providing hope through support

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    Southmead Project is a registered charity providing free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma.

  • How we do it

    Offering a range of coping skills

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    Drugs, alcohol misuse and self-harming are ways in which some people who were abused have managed to cope. By getting help and support from the charity, these ‘coping skills’ can be replaced by others that are just as helpful but far less harmful.

  • Abuse counselling

    Helping you to reclaim your life

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    The abuse counselling service is available to those aged 16 years and over and offers a safe space and environment where professional counsellors will listen and explore ways of helping people to reclaim lives affected by trauma and abuse.

How we do it

Drugs, alcohol misuse and other forms of self-harming are ways in which some people who were abused have managed to cope and somehow get on with their lives. Family members are often affected too …

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"The people involved with Southmead Project are an inspiration. They are warm, caring experts whose single aim is to help victims of abuse. They are focused and deliver results and it is a real honor to be their patron."

Mr Geoff Gollop OBE, Charity patron

Latest news

Making waves

Our fearless CEO, Dr Mike Peirce MBE, talks to us about Paddle to Parliament, which will see him take to the water to … Continue reading “Making waves”

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Children’s Commissioner research published

Our CEO Dr Mike Peirce MBE called the Children’s Commissioner for England’s recent report into child abuse a “damning indictment of the apathy … Continue reading “Children’s Commissioner research published”

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Our fab four!

A huge congratulations to  Southmead’s own Sarah Burns, Kim Browning, Sophie Bayley and Pete Wraith, who ran the Bristol 10k on Sunday 7 May. … Continue reading “Our fab four!”

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