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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

Volunteers needed - come and join us!

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 on the 5th September 2018. 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.

Fundraising Research and Project Assistant


Want to build on your existing skills in events management, fundraising and research? Looking for a career change in to the charity sector? Then we need you in our team! Join the movement to support mental health and volunteer with Changes Bristol. 

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic fundraising hero who would help us in our office on a weekly basis with vital research and fundraising projects so that people in Bristol can continue to use the service we provide; they meet, share, connect and strive towards better mental health.

Click here to find out more.

Know your Bogey from your Birdie? Charity Golf Day - 13th September

Charity Golf Day

Do you enjoy swinging a club? If so get yourself and a team of 4 along to the Changes Bristol Charity Golf Day at The Bristol Golf Club in Almondsbury on Thursday 13th September. £30 per person includes hot breakfast and lunch as well as plenty of fun competitions around the course. All proceeds raised will directly fund support groups across the city. 

Reserve your place now! Pay by 27th August

See here for more information or contact or ring 0117 941 1123 

Take on the Bristol 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 Bristol 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!

A mother's honest account of her own mental health

A mother tells her own inspiring story of her journey with mental health during pregnancy and throughout motherhood. Read Chloe's story.

read Chloe'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

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