What We Do
CHANGES BRISTOL has been providing support to those in mental distress in Greater Bristol since 2003. Statistics show that as many as 1 in 4 people will suffer from some sort of mental distress as some point in their lives. Many more will be indirectly affected as their friends and loved ones suffer.
We provide support to people experiencing this distress in a number of ways:
Peer support meetings
We provide weekly support meetings across the city so that people can come and talk about their problems in a non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment. This service is free, accessible to all adults (over 18), has no waiting list, requires no referral or formal diagnosis and can be used for as long as people would like.
This socialisation model provides a platform where people can come together to develop trust and socialise with others, thus reducing isolation.
We also provide literature and learning materials at each meeting to improve wellbeing. These are based on Positive Psychology, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Mindfulness.
We provide multiple volunteering opportunities to help people in their recovery, increase their self-esteem and develop new skills.
We provide bespoke training in mental health awareness in the workplace, signposting to relevant support.
We run social events which help people engage in activities in the community
Fancy joining our small and vibrant team at a time when our service is more important than ever? Working hours will be 4 days a week. The Salary will be up to £24,500 per annum pro rata depending on experience. Your main responsibility as a Deputy Service Manager will...
Our next round of training for new meeting facilitator volunteers (both online and face-to-face meetings) is coming up. Could you facilitate? Are you a people person? Do you have an ear to lend? If you are able to commit to 2.5 hours per week, this might be the...
Join us: New nature connection and gardening project Through running our Walk and Talk project over the last year, we have found that spending time in nature can improve our mental health. Through increased positive feelings of wellbeing, in turn we can help our...
Changes Bristol is a mental health charity that provides support for people who suffer mental health difficulties in Bristol and the surrounding area. An opportunity has arisen for a voluntary role as Chair on our Board of Trustees to help move the charity through our...
Bit of a social media butterfly? Looking to build up some experience in working with a charity? We are currently recruiting for an Social Media Volunteer to help support the social presence, audience engagement and awareness of the charity. Expect a variety of tasks...
This article has been submitted by one of our supporters, George E. I have been based in Bristol for ten years now and unfortunately I have been struggling with serious mental health difficulties which has meant I am now back in Edinburgh, however I am slowly getting...