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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 .

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

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.

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.

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.