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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 14 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 the party of the year!

The Bristol Mixer

Picture this... A stroll around the beautiful zoo gardens at sunset, cocktail in hand, followed by delicious dining, a fun quiz hosted by ‘Martin Mucklowe’ (from Bafta award winning BBC comedy ‘This Country’) and local artist Jenny Urquhart and brilliant Bristol bands and DJs. 

Sounds like your type of night? Then The Bristol Mixer is for you!

Find out more here and buy your tickets on our Eventbrite page. Help us spread the word about the event on Facebook.

Volunteers needed - come and join us!

Volunteer with us - Facilitator

We are now recruiting for new volunteers to help facilitate our support meetings. If you feel you are empathetic, able to actively listen, care about mental health and would have the time to give 3 hours of your time each week, we would like to hear from you. The next training sessions begin in the new year. Induction training consists of 15 hours of training over 5 weeks.

Please email or call our office on 0117 941 1123 for an application form and full details of the volunteer role.

Take on the Bath Half Marathon!

Bath Half Marathon

Changes Bristol could not survive without the generosity of our kind donors and brave fundraisers. Fancy taking on a new challenge this year?

Why not join our first ever Running Team at the epic Bath Half Marathon #TeamChanges

Taking part in fundraising allows us to provide our free support groups and help improve Bristol's mental wellbeing. Take a look back at what we have achieved together!

Read Jess' story of her journey with mental health

A member of Changes Bristol tells her inspiring story of experiencing depression, anxiety and eating disorders through out her university years and beyond.   Read Jess' story


Sew, not throw. Stitch, not ditch. 

Mend for Good is our unique fundraising event where our expert seamstresses offer a clothing repair and alteration service in exchange for a donation.

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.

We are always looking for sewing enthusiasts to join our team of talented sewing volunteers. Find out about volunteering on Mend for Good here

Want to hear about our work and how to get involved?

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