• 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.

What we do

The work of Southmead Project has been brought to life in our very first animated explainer.

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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

Paddle to Parliament

Making waves
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 raise awareness for victims of child abuse...

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Details of the trip
Details of the trip

11 – 16 September 2017
Caen Hill Locks to Houses of Parliament.

Rowers: Dr Mike Peirce MBE, Terry Peirce and more to be confirmed.

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Latest news

Volunteer for us!

Southmead Project is looking for a part-time voluntary counsellor to deliver counselling support to adult survivors of childhood abuse who have used drugs, … Continue reading “Volunteer for us!”

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Emily’s 10K

Psychology student Emily Shaw has been working alongside Dr Mike Pierce at Southmead Project to gain experience of clinical addiction for her studies. … Continue reading “Emily’s 10K”

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Amazing Resilience

A brand new exhibition curated by Southmead Project will be on display at Bristol’s City Hall in March. Amazing Resilience features work created … Continue reading “Amazing Resilience”

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