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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 .

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

Use your skills to help improve Bristol's mental wellbeing

Volunteer as a Marketing and Design Assistant

We are looking for a creative and enthusastic volunteer to help us with designing engaging content to inspire people to come along to our support groups or to support our charity. If you're a social media wizard or love creating eye catching designs then we'd love to hear from you!

Find out more about our Marketing and Design Volunteer Roles.

We are now on Instagram-come and follow us!

Join the party of the year!

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.

Great Bristol 10k Run is Back - come and join us!

Bristol 10k Announcement

Do you enjoy running? Do you fancy a challenge? If the ansewr is YEAAH, Changes Bristol are inviting you to join the 10k Run Challenge. 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 just complete our form.

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

Read Jason's story of his Journey with Changes Bristol

A member of Changes Bristol shares his experience of mental health and his involvement with Changes Bristol. Read Jason's 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

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

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