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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 Support Groups

We're delighted to announce that both our new groups are up and running. 

The Easton group runs on Mondays from 1pm -3pm at NILAARI 184 Stapleton Road and Hartcliffe group is on Thursdays from 11am - 1pm at Hartcliffe Methodist Church, Mowcroft Road. Both are in lovely venues and we have a great team of volunteers and staff to welcome you. Do come along!

Summer Fundraising Party

We're really looking forward to this glamorous event. Huge thanks to our friends at The White Hart for hosting a summer fundraising party.

The Black Tie Casino Night takes place on Saturday, July 8 at  The White Hart  in  Weston In Gordano. The evening starts at 7.30pm and ends at 12.30am. The evening costs £30 per person.

Twenty pounds will go towards a guest’s food, drink and casino chips for the evening and £10 will be automatically donated to  Changes Bristol. Each ticket includes entry to a Golden Draw to win a flight for two to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific. Many other prizes will also be available on the night.

The price of each ticket also includes live music from the band ‘Rock Bottom’, welcome drinks on arrival, a huge pan of paella for guests to tuck into and a mini bus shuttle service to take local people back home at the end of the evening.

For further details, please call The White Hart, which is on Clevedon Road in Weston In Gordano, on 01275 818702 or visit  Stand alone raffle tickets are also available from the Changes office for the Hong Kong flights only at the bargain price of £2 each.

Mend For Good

Here's Alison, one of our Trustees and the person behind the Mend for Good initiative. Have a look at the video and get in touch if you'd like to host your own Mend for Good event.#mce_temp_url#

Thank you for your support Taste Tech Ltd!

The local company Taste Tech Ltd have kindly supported Changes Bristol and provided a donation in support of our work in the community.  Their support for mental health and their commitment to supporting us as a local charity in these challenging times is wonderful.  These funds will go towards helping more people be able to obtain much needed support with their mental health needs. Below is a picture showing our Vice-chair of trustees Alison McDougall accepting the donation from their Managing Director Janis Sinton.