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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 

Our Biggest And Best AGM!

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Summer Party and AGM! It was so great to see so many members, volunteers and supporters all meeting and mingling! Here's a little snapshot for those who missed it

Waste Not Clothes Swap!

Fancy refreshing your summer wardrobe? Changes Bristol are hosting our first ever clothes swap!

Have a riffle through your wardrobe and find any clothes items you've fallen out of love with. Bring them along and find something new to add to your collection! 

Come along to the Tobacco Factory from 6pm-9pm with your unwanted garments, pay your £3 entry fee (all proceeds will go to our charity) and exchange your garments for tokens which you will later be able to swap for new clothes!

Find out more here or contact kat@changesbristol.org.uk. Help us spread the word about the event on Facebook.

Tee off this September and help raise money for Changes Bristol

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.

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!

New Clifton Support Group.

We are excited to announce the opening of a brand new Peer Support Group in Clifton. 

The group is starting on Tuesday 16th July at Alma Church and will be run by volunteers with personal experience of mental health issues. 
You are welcome to visit our groups for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a safe space to share.

  • Where: Alma Church, 29 Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2ES
  • When: Every Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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

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

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.

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?