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Providing support groups for people suffering mental distress 

CHANGES BRISTOL has been running 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 .

“ Helps in respect of having supportive atmosphere giving me a reason to get out and be social. ” — Changes member

JOIN OUR DRAGON BOAT TEAM AND RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHARITY

CHANGES BRISTOL is taking part in the Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday 3rd September. It will be a fantastic day of fun for all the family with activities throughout the day while people watch the racing.  We have a boat in the Dragon Boat Race where our crew will be racing heats throughout the day while raising much needed funds for our charity.  If you would like to be a part of the crew and would like to have fun while getting sponsorship as a part of the team please contact Jason at projectmanager@changesbristol.org.uk or call 0117 941 1123.

Our MYDONATE fundraising page is 

https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/changesbristol

Dragon Boat racing involves a crew of 16 people + a drummer, using paddles to propel the boat forward at the pace of the drum beat.  It is an ancient way of travelling that has been done for over 200 years in China. Dragon Boat Festivals are becoming very popular around the world and in harboursides around Britain.

Changes Bristol recruiting new trustees

Changes mental health charity is now recruiting Trustees. We are looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds to increase our diversity and skills base on the board, and we now have vacancies on the board. Being a trustee is a responsible and rewarding position particularly at this exciting time for the charity expanding its services. If you would be interested in applying to be a trustee, please email volunteering@changesbristol.org.uk for more details and an application form. 

NEW MEETINGS IN BEDMINSTER AND SOUTHMEAD

We have now opened a new meeting in conjunction with LinkAge at the Monica Wills House in Bedminster, for over 55's on Thursday afternoons 3pm to 5pm; and a meeting in conjunction with the Southmead Development Trust at the Greenway Centre on Tuesday afternoons 1pm to 3pm. All welcome for wellbeing support.

Make a donation

We could not provide our services without the continued commitment of volunteers and the local community.

If you would like to help us to continue delivering our services you can make a donation online now.

We are continually on the lookout for volunteers, fundraisers and trustees. If you are interested in helping out, please contact us.