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Ever fancied yourself a keen golfer?

Well, now is your chance to prove yourself! Head over to The Bristol Golf Club in Almondsbury on the 23th September for a fun filled day of golf with a beautiful back drop.

20 teams will come together to compete head-to-head for group and individual prizes, all in aid of Changes Bristol, providing vital services to those in mental distress across the city and beyond.  Join us for a glorious day of golf to support Bristol’s mental wellbeing.

Find out more here and buy your tickets on our Eventbrite page.  Alternatively download this booking form  and return via email or post.Help us spread the word about the event on Facebook.

Want to help improve Bristol's mental wellbeing whilst taking on an epic challenge in a stunning setting? - This one's for you!

Bristol Half Marathon comes with its own distinguished history. First staged in 1989 and known as the Bristol Half Marathon, the city centre run has become a long-held tradition in the national running calendar.

Over 10,000 runners every year make this a must do event with an atmosphere second to none. 

Find out more here. To take one of our limited charity places please fill this form or contact Kat at kat@changesbristol.org.uk or on 0117 941 1123. Help us spread the word about the event on Facebook.

Running sounds like too much effort? Check out other ways you can fundraise to help fund our vital mental health services.

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, Changes Bristol) 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.


Nightrider is returning to Bristol on 6-7 July. 

As the UK's first Cycling City, Bristol is one of Europe's most bike-friendly destinations and Nightrider provides a unique way to explore its well-known sights and attractions.

The 2019 route will see the ride set off from a central location and follow two 50km loops through the city taking in major landmarks and hidden gems, including the vibrant Harbourside area and iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. The hills of Bristol can’t be escaped, so be prepared for a hilly ride! Full support, back up and regular break stops are provided throughout the night, along with a wellearned breakfast and medal at the finish.

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.

The Bristol Mixer

Picture this... A stroll around the beautiful zoo gardens at sunset, cocktail in hand, followed by delicious dining, and brilliant Bristol bands and DJs. 

Join us for the party of the year on Friday 17th May at the beautiful Clifton Pavilion, starting with a fun West Country themed quiz hosted by ‘Martin Mucklowe’ (from Bafta award winning BBC comedy ‘This Country’) and local artist Jenny Urquhart.

After finishing a delicious three course dinner, the auction begins; with some fabulous prizes up for grabs, followed by live music and dancing by Sisters of Swing, guaranteed to get you into the swing of things!

Sounds like your type of night? Then The Bristol Mixer is for you! All proceeds from the night are being raised for Changes Bristol and two other local Bristol charities. Find out more here and buy tickets on our Eventbrite page. Help us spread the word about the event on Facebook.

Run for Changes Bristol

Join Changes Bristols' running team and help raise money and awareness for people suffering with mental distress in Bristol.

Take one of our charity places on the Bristol Half Marathon in September 2018 and help us raise funds for Bristol's mental wellbeing.

Run for Changes Bristol in 2018 and we’ll be with you every step of the way. Or like to plan further ahead? Make a commitment to run the Bristol 10k with us on 5th May 2019!

For more information contact Kat at kat@changesbristol.org.uk or 0117 941 1123.

Running sounds like too much effort? Check out other ways you can fundraise to help fund our vital mental health services

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.

See here for more information or contact kat@changesbristol.org.uk or ring 0117 941 1123

Mend for Good at The Bristol Golf Club

Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th April

mend for good

Changes Mindfulness & Compassion Drop-in

Thursdays (first and third of each month) 7.30-9pm

Survive and Thrive - The Sequel!

Saturday 7th October 10am-4pm Cabot Circus

Bristol Anti Stigma Alliance (BASA), are running an event "In celebration of World Mental Health Day" at Cabot Circus on Saturday the 7th of October. There will be conversation about emotional wellbeing and lots of fun activities. Changes Bristol have been invited to recreate our successful Survive or Thrive Exhibition for the day. All welcome! 

Dragon Boat Race

Saturday 2nd September

There's still time to join in! We'll be needing people to row the boat and to help out on dry land with our stall.  You'll need to raise £125 in sponsorship to be a rower so if you've not done so yet, now is definitely the time to sign up! 

Do email Jason@changesbristol.org.uk if you'd like a place and for help in linking a fundraising page to our own.

It's a really fun event and there are lots of stalls on the quayside to investigate as well as watching the exciting action on the water.

Service User Forum

Wednesday 30th August 1-3pm

The first part of the meeting will be for members of the Knowle, Hartcliffe and Easton groups only (this is because we have different funding for these groups and they operate slightly differently) and then all are welcome to join us from  1.45pm.

If you are unable to make it to the forum but you have comments or ideas that you'd like to feed back, please do write down your thoughts and give them to your meeting facilitators to pass on.

Please let us know by Friday 25th if you plan to attend.

Charity Black Tie and Casino Night

Saturday 8th July 7.30pm-12.30am

Every ticket includes a chance to win 2 x return tickets to Hong Kong courtesy of Cathay Pacific Airways.

We also have stand alone raffle tickets for the Hong Kong flights available from the Changes office £2 per ticket.

Plus over £6k of other prizes - only available at this event.  Tickets from our sponsor venue: www.whitehartwig.com or email: alison@changesbristol.org.uk

Service User engagement event open forum mental health commissioning user involvement

Wednesday 28th June 1 to 4 pm

Changes Mindfulness & Compassion Drop-in

Thursday 15th June 7.30-9pm

Conversation Café

Friday 2nd June 2-3.30pm

The next Converstion Café will be held at:

Dom’s Café, St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UL

Mental Health Awareness Week 8-14 May 2017

Take a virtual tour here.

National Demonstration

Saturday 4 March 2017

A number of our members are planning to take part in this demonstration. If you would like to link up with other Changes members to meet on the day or travel together then feel free to make arrangements on our secret Facebook group.

Tea with Lyssa

Thursday 2nd March 2017

The Secret Cabaret

Friday 17th February at 9.30pm

The Piano Bar at the Bristol Hippodrome

The Secret Cabaret is a new monthly musical theatre cabaret evening, held in the Piano Bar at the Bristol Hippodrome. The February cabaret will be held on Friday 17th @ 9.30pm and aims to raise money and donate profits to Changes Bristol as the nominated charity of the month.

Tickets are £10 and available by clicking on the poster below:


Basket weaving at Boiling Wellness

Monday 16th January and Monday 23rd January 2017

Bex has organised a basket weaver to come along in January. She will lead us through making a simple basket, it will be really lovely and relaxed weaving around a nice fire. Bex will need to know numbers for this activity so that enough willow can be soaked, so let her know if you are interested by Monday 19th December 2016. We will try to have an alternative activity available for anyone who doesn't book.

Clifton Christmas Fayre

Sunday 4th December 2016

Changes will have a stall at the Clifton Christmas Fayre, filled with hand crafted items made by Changes members and some delicious doughnuts too. Come along and enjoy the fair, buy your Christmas cards and stocking fillers and get into the Christmas spirit!

Service Users Forum 

Monday 28th November 2016

6-8pm at Barton Hill Settlement

We greatly value input from our members. Join us for a relaxed evening where you can give feedback on our service, put forward your own ideas and meet with members of other groups.

Changes Crafting Community Drop-In

Thursday 3rd November 2016 2pm-8pm in the Changes Office at Barton Hill Settlement

Drop in any time between 2pm and 8pm where we will be making hand-crafted items to raise funds with over the Christmas season! If you have your own projects to work on and donate then please do bring them in, otherwise we will have some Christmas themed activities to keep you occupied. For further information see here.

Sponsored Walk

23rd October 2016 11.30am onwards from Bristol Parkway to Yate

Dan, one of our members is having a sponsored walk to raise money for us. Good on ya Dan! He'll be walking from Bristol Parkway to Yate and back again on 23rd October. 

He's setting off at 11.30 - do go and give him some support - maybe walk some or all of the way with him?

Here's the link to his fundraising page or go to Justgiving.com and search for Changes Bristol. Scroll down the page to the Crowdfunding section and you'll see Dan's page there. You can also find it on our secret Facebook page. Please donate if you can and share the link on your social media.

Thank You to TEGAN and LUKE for fundraising for Changes Bristol and running the Bristol Half Marathon this Sunday 25th September

Tegan McKernon and Luke Neilson have been training for months for the Bristol Half Marathon to raise money for Changes Bristol. We would like to wish them the very best and thank them for their dedication and fundraising.

If you would like to contribute to their effort you can donate to the charity by the links to their fundraising pages below:

TEGAN - https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/teganmckernon

LUKE - https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lukeneilson1

Good Luck!

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