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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



closing date for applications – Monday 23rd October 5pm

Full-Time or Job share equivalent 37.5 hours a week. Salary between £22,000 and £25,000 per annum

Changes Bristol mental health charity is looking to recruit a full-time Development and Events Executive (or job share equivalent) to be responsible for the delivery of our business and marketing plan and contribute to its further development. The charity is moving towards a sustainable model of funding and this role will be a key part in continuing this strategic direction.

The ideal candidate(s) will have experience in fundraising in the corporate sector including developing and delivering awareness and fundraising events; having good relationships with SME’s, and larger businesses; experience in event management; have the ability to develop relationships in the corporate and third sector; a good knowledge of marketing; have good business acumen and be able to gradually develop and increase revenue over the coming years.

Flexibility and the ability to organise themselves effectively will be important to being successful in the role along with excellent communication skills. You will be expected to deliver events and fundraising opportunities according to targets and expectations.

Changes Bristol is a peer led mental health charity who’s services are in great demand and growing year on year. In order to provide as much support as possible to the communities of greater Bristol we are looking to further grow our sustainable revenue streams.

To apply

For full details please ask for an application pack that will include a full Job description and Role Specification by emailing Please ensure your email is labelled “DEVELOPMENT AND EVENTS EXECUTIVE JOB APPLICATION”.

Closing date for all applications is Monday 23rd October 2017 at 5pm and interviews will take place within 14 days.

New Support Groups

We're delighted to announce that both our new groups are up and running.

The Easton group runs on Mondays from 1pm -3pm at NILAARI 184 Stapleton Road and Hartcliffe group is on Thursdays from 11am - 1pm at Hartcliffe Methodist Church, Mowcroft Road. Both are in lovely venues and we have a great team of volunteers and staff to welcome you. Do come along!

Mend For Good

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.#mce_temp_url#

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.