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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 .

To keep up to date with our news and events 

Mental Health Awareness Week !

Mental Health Awareness Week is gone and the theme was Body Image.

Changes Bristol were here daily to provide you useful tips on how to improve your body image and how to build your self confidence.

Take a look here!!

Nightrider Bristol- Not Your Usual Night Out! 

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Nightrider is returning to Bristol and you can be a part of this special cycle challenge! Taking place throughout the night, Nightrider is a charity ride which is all about having fun, seeing the sights and taking on a personal challenge. Join Changes Bristol in either the 50km or 100km challenge - find out more here.

Bristol Half Marathon - Come And Join Us!

Do you enjoy running? Do you fancy a challenge? If the answer is YEAAH, Changes Bristol are inviting you to join the Bristol Half Marathon. By taking part in the event for Changes Bristol you are helping us to provide free weekly support groups to improve mental health. If you've already got your own place you can still join Changes Bristol Team and help us raise funds and awareness for our vital mental health services. Just complete our form.

For more information click here and let us know you are joining our team. We will send you out everything you need to fundraise!

Women's Group New Time and Location. 

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Women's Group new location is Turtle Bay Headquarters, 4th Floor Bridge House, 48-52 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1QB at 18:30-20:30.

If you have any questions or you need more details please Contact Us.

Use your skills to help improve Bristol's mental wellbeing

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We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic volunteer who would help us to maximize the fundraising opportunities around us so that people in Bristol can continue to use the service we provide; they meet, share, connect and strive towards better mental health.

Find out more about our Fundraising Events Volunteer role.

Tee off this September and help raise money for Changes Bristol

Fore! Charity Golf Day

Join us for a glorious day of golf to support Bristol's mental wellbeing at the stunning Bristol Golf Club on 12th September. Find out more here.

Celebrate Bristol's great charities with Sunrise Foundation

The Bristol Mixer

Picture this... A stroll around the beautiful zoo gardens at sunset, cocktail in hand, followed by delicious dining, a fun quiz hosted by ‘Martin Mucklowe’ (from Bafta award winning BBC comedy ‘This Country’) and local artist Jenny Urquhart and brilliant Bristol bands and DJs. 

Sounds like your type of night? Then The Bristol Mixer is for you!

Find out more here and buy your tickets on our Eventbrite page. Help us spread the word about the event on Facebook.

Francis' Story

Francis' experience with Changes Bristol began by accident in 2013. After two years he became a facilitator and now, four years later, he is sharing with us his own journey with our charity. If you want to learn more about how Changes Bristol has played a key part in his anxiety you can read his story

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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

Want to hear about our work and how to get involved?