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About Us

We are a mental health charity

Changes Bristol is a mental health charity that provides weekly mutual peer support meetings for those in mental distress. Our services are free to access, with no referral required from a health professional (eg. GP) and they are open ended so that people can access the service for as long as they would like.

Changes Bristol is a registered charity, number  1167828, and company number 08914724
Changes Bristol recently changed it's charity number from 1120388 after becoming an incorporated charity structure. Our objects, ethos and services remain the same.

We are a peer led organisation

We are a grass roots peer led community organisation that is here to serve the people of  Bristol and South Gloucestershire.  The charity was set up by people who have lived experience of mental health problems in order to help others.  This includes a substantial representation of people with lived experience and people that have used our service on our Board of Trustees and with our staff and volunteers. 

We largely rely on the good will and service of a large volunteer base to provide our services and our funding is currently supported by grants, donations and a very small amount of statutory funding.

We have between 30 and 40 volunteers at any one time as well as the Board of Trustees who are themselves volunteers.  We have 3 part-time paid members of staff.

Meet the Staff

Meet the Trustees

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