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Announcement: New Befriending Service

Announcement: New Befriending Service

Not all our members feel comfortable attending online meetings (or they do not have the technology) so we have set up a befriending service matching volunteers with members for an informal weekly phone chat and check-in. What is a befriender? A befriender is usually...

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Black Lives Matter: Support for mental wellbeing

Black Lives Matter: Support for mental wellbeing

The recent Black Lives Matter protests coupled by the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities has been impacting on the wellbeing of some of our members from these communities and no doubt many others. While our support at...

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Crochet for Changes

Crochet for Changes

Our Volunteer Leanna has been busy at work, asking people from in and around Bristol, to donate crochet granny squares to be made into a blanket, that will be raffled off to raise funds for our Emergency Appeal. Thanks to the generosity of crafters, we have now...

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Face Masks for Mental Wellbeing

Face Masks for Mental Wellbeing

Masks for Good is a new initiative set up by Changes Bristol's skilled sewing volunteers who are usually providing a clothing alteration and repair service at Mend for Good events in corporate offices. With all events currently on hold, our talented volunteers have...

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Join Us: The Kindness Quiz Part 2 19/06/2020

Join Us: The Kindness Quiz Part 2 19/06/2020

Ready For Round 2? The Kindness Quiz Part 2 is our second VIRTUAL PUB QUIZ! We were thrilled with the turn out and support of our last virtual quiz, and couldn’t wait to deliver another dose of cracking quiz atmosphere straight to your home. The quiz will take place...

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Article: Francis on writing for wellbeing

Article: Francis on writing for wellbeing

[Francis shares his love of writing for his mental wellbeing] I absolutely love Changes and have been going as a member and facilitator for more than five years. It really does help my mental health and is a great tool for self checking and evaluation. I love...

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Self-isolation 4: Loneliness

Self-isolation 4: Loneliness

For many people, lockdown – even as it is slowly eased – will put significant pressure on their mental wellbeing. This post is part of a four part series covering working from home, anxiety & worries, relationship strains, loneliness. Loneliness Most of us need...

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Self-isolation 3: Relationship strains

Self-isolation 3: Relationship strains

For many people, lockdown - even as it is slowly eased - will put significant pressure on their mental wellbeing. This post is part of a four part series covering working from home, anxiety & worries, relationship strains & loneliness. Relationship Strains If...

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Wellbeing Walks with Walker

Wellbeing Walks with Walker

100 Miles Rob Walker is going to walk 100 miles in five days to raise money for Changes Bristol – all in his 9x5 metre back garden in Patchway. Wellbeing Walks with Walker gets underway on Monday 25 May. Rob estimates that he will be walking for up to eight hours a...

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Self-kindness: video snippets

Self-kindness: video snippets

The theme of 2020 Mental Health Awareness Week is Kindness. We wanted to explore how we're kind to ourselves so have put together some video snippets from members and friends. Enjoy!

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Crochet for Changes

Crochet for Changes

Can you crochet and want to do something positive with your free time? Our wonderful volunteer Leanna is asking for contributions of crochet granny squares to be made into a blanket to raise awareness and funds for Changes...

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Join us: The Kindness Quiz 22/05/2020

Join us: The Kindness Quiz 22/05/2020

What is it? The Kindness Quiz is Changes Bristol's first VIRTUAL PUB QUIZ! We were thrilled with the turn out and support of our last two pub quizzes, and couldn't wait to bring you the next instalment.   Due to the current lock-down we have had to get creative,...

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Covid-19 Guidelines

Covid-19 Guidelines

[This information is out of date as of 17 June 2020 and has been archived] Information can be confusing online on what we should and shouldn't do during this time. To make things a little simpler for members, here is the official guideline on lockdown. If one of our...

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