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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 14 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 .

“ Changes has made a massive difference in my life ” — Anon

Job Vacancies - Service Manager Role or Roles (Part-time Job Share encouraged)

Service Manager

Changes Bristol has a vacancy to join the charity as the Service Manager. Closing date 2nd November 2018.

If you are interested in the role: You will be joining the charity at an exciting time. We are a growing and developing charity, adding new services and expanding our reach across Bristol and the surrounding area. A role has now become available to become the Service manager as a part of the team at Changes, either as a full time role or as a part of two part time roles. Please note you will not have to find the other person to fill the other hours of any job share and we very much welcome applications for part-time roles.

More details including a Job Description are at our Join our team page

For an application pack please email 

Double Your Donation - One donation, TWICE the impact!

Double your donation

Help us support more people in Bristol this Christmas. Any donation you make between 27 November - 4 December will be matched pound for pound. 

Your donation will enable us to provide free, safe and non-judgemental places for people to talk openly about their mental health.

Please set a reminder in your phone or add it to your calendar. Find out more. 

Volunteers needed - come and join us!

Volunteer with us - Facilitator

We are now recruiting for new volunteers to help facilitate our support meetings. If you feel you are empathetic, able to actively listen, care about mental health and would have the time to give 3 hours of your time each week, we would like to hear from you. The next training sessions begin in the new year. Induction training consists of 15 hours of training over 5 weeks.

Please email or call our office on 0117 941 1123 for an application form and full details of the volunteer role.

Take on the Bath Half Marathon!

Bath Half Marathon

Changes Bristol could not survive without the generosity of our kind donors and brave fundraisers. Fancy taking on a new challenge this year?

Why not join our first ever Running Team at the epic Bath Half Marathon #TeamChanges

Taking part in fundraising allows us to provide our free support groups and help improve Bristol's mental wellbeing. Take a look back at what we have achieved together!

Design our Xmas Card!

Are you feeling festive-creative? 

We are inviting you to design a Christmas card for Changes Bristol.

You can go as wild as you'd like, we welcome all designs and media - acrylics, oils, pastels, collage...
You could create your design on paper or digitally.

However there are restrictions: we would like to print multiple copies to send to our supporters and to sell at Christmas Fayres, so it has to be suitable for copying (it means NO fluffy balls or 3D designs please unless you are prepared to stick them on over 100 copies)

Deadline for submission: 6th November  Find out more!

Read Jess' story of her journey with mental health

A member of Changes Bristol tells her inspiring story of experiencing depression, anxiety and eating disorders through out her university years and beyond.   Read Jess' story


Sew, not throw. Stitch, not ditch. 

Mend for Good is our unique fundraising event where our expert seamstresses offer a clothing repair and alteration service in exchange for a donation.

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.

We are always looking for sewing enthusiasts to join our team of talented sewing volunteers. Find out about volunteering on Mend for Good here

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