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Providing support groups for people suffering mental distress 

CHANGES BRISTOL has been running mental health peer support meetings in the City of Bristol for over 12 years and our expertise helps more and more people each year. Our meetings are safe places for people to come and talk about their feelings and to take steps toward improving their lives.

The meetings are non-judgemental and confidential and are free to access. You can download a copy of our leaflet by clicking on the thumbnail on the left.

Statistics show that as many as 1 in 4 people will suffer from some form of mental distress at some point in their lives. Many more will be indirectly affected as their friends and loved ones suffer.

Mental distress can take many forms including worrying, feeling low, confusion, anxiety, panic, depression, mood swings, strange ideas or senses playing tricks. If mental distress is affecting your quality of life, it may be time to seek help .

“ Helps in respect of having supportive atmosphere giving me a reason to get out and be social. ” — Changes member

New volunteers needed!

Would you like to help us facilitate our support groups? 

We're looking for volunteers to help facilitate our support groups. No special skills are needed, just the willingness to listen and support our members by helping create a space where people feel safe to share their feelings.

We welcome applications from Changes members and from people new to the organisation alike. It's not obligatory but we view personal experience of mental distress as an advantage.

Our next training course will be in the spring but you can register your interest now.

Please email for an application pack.

Changes Bristol recruiting new trustees

Changes mental health charity is now recruiting Trustees. We are looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds to increase our diversity and skills base on the board, and we now have vacancies on the board. Being a trustee is a responsible and rewarding position particularly at this exciting time for the charity expanding its services. If you would be interested in applying to be a trustee, please email for more details and an application form. 


We have now opened a new meeting in conjunction with LinkAge at the Monica Wills House in Bedminster, for over 55's on Thursday afternoons 3pm to 5pm; and a meeting in conjunction with the Southmead Development Trust at the Greenway Centre on Tuesday afternoons 1pm to 3pm. All welcome for wellbeing support.

Make a donation

We could not provide our services without the continued commitment of volunteers and the local community.

If you would like to help us to continue delivering our services you can make a donation online now.

We are continually on the lookout for volunteers, fundraisers and trustees. If you are interested in helping out, please contact us.