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Changes Bristol

Changes Bristol

Brief Description of Organisation

Changes Bristol is a community led charity that supports people in mental health distress. Our services include 18 weekly peer support groups, both online and in-person, telephone befriending for one-to-one support and a walk and talk service.

Full Description of Organisation

Changes Bristol is a community led charity that supports people in mental health distress.

 

Across a year we help on average around 1,000 people and we found that from Mar 2020 to Apr 2021 we had almost 500 people join us as new members - this more than doubled based on our numbers the year previous. Our services include 18 weekly peer support groups, both online and in-person, telephone befriending for one-to-one support and a walk and talk service every Wed and Fri across Bristol and South Glos.

 

Peer support is a form of support that allows people to make connections, network with others and create a community with others who have lived experience of poor mental health. Through using our service on a regular basis, our members report improved confidence, resilience and self esteem. Many of our members have continued onto volunteering and paid work through the charity, increasing their job skill set and opening up opportunities for them in the work place. 

Changes Bristol

Brief Description of Organisation

Changes Bristol is a community led charity that supports people in mental health distress. Our services include 18 weekly peer support groups, both online and in-person, telephone befriending for one-to-one support and a walk and talk service.

Changes Bristol