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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

Job vacancy for Peer Support Coordinator - Join our team

Changes Bristol is looking to recruit a peer support coordinator who will help run the peer support groups and report to our Service manager. The role is part-time 3 days a week (22.5 hours).

Your main responsibility as Peer Support Coordinator will be working alongside the Service manager to ensure our peer support groups operate effectively and smoothly; you will supervise volunteers; help promote the service; network; and help deliver training. Joining our small and vibrant team, you can expect a good amount of admin and ad hoc tasks, therefore you will need strong skills to prioritise and organise your workload effectively.

If you would like to apply you can obtain the application form, Job Description, and Person Specification at Voscur https://www.voscur.org/jobs/94028 

Or you can email our service manager at hannah@changesbristol.org.uk for an application form.


Goodbye from Aya!

Thank You from Aya

Read Aya's Farewell letter here.



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 aya@changesbristol.org.uk 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

Jess

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

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