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Mind Without Borders: New Service 2022

At Bristol Mind, we understand the barriers that refugees and asylum seekers face in accessing talking therapies. Therefore, we are continuing to develop the mental health support we provide. We are excited to announce the expansion of Mind Without Borders.… Read more

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Blog

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression which people experience during particular seasons or times of year. There’s a lot of research into SAD in winter, where it’s often tied with the shorter daylight hours, but SAD can… Read more

Festive Opening Hours 2021 – 2022

If you’re struggling this Christmas, you may want to find support for your mental health. There are a few ways that you can do this: Call Samaritans on 116 123 (freephone). They’re always open. They have a Welsh language line too. Text SHOUT to 85258. This is a free… Read more

Discount Promo Codes Fundraiser!

We are taking part in a charity poll this December at Discount Promo Codes, and we have a chance of winning 20% of the site’s profits! We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the three charities, and… Read more

A new home for Advocacy Services

From the 1st January 2022 the advocacy services provided by Bristol Mind are transferring to two new providers. Statutory Advocacy services will be provided by SWAN (South West Advocacy Network). You can contact them by phone on 03333 447928 or by… Read more

Now Recruiting Volunteers for Mindline and Mindline Trans+

We’ll be holding Information Sessions in November and December 2021 for our next Mindline and Mindline Trans+ volunteer training, which will take place in January 2022. You will need to attend an Information Session in order to apply; Information Sessions… Read more

Bath Half 2022

  Bristol Mind have limited numbers for this year’s Bath Half  through our bronze places or the corporate challenge entry. If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch to find out more: Fundraisingcoordinator@bristolmind.org.uk

November – Men’s mental health Month

I am a 34-year-old Personal Trainer living in Bristol moving here 7 years ago from North Cornwall. I love socializing and being outside doing activities, climbing, skiing, running, cycling, camping whatever it is its better with friends. Being in Bristol… Read more

World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September 2021

The theme of this year’s Suicide Prevention Day is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ according to the International Association for Suicide Prevention. This message is more important than ever in light of the fact that suicide rates in Bristol are significantly… Read more

Learning to Live With Uncertainty

When the pandemic began in March 2020 my friend said to me “I think we’ll be back to normal by June.” Now my scientific understanding of pandemics is pretty limited, but I didn’t agree. Deep down I was thinking: “This… Read more

MindLine Trans+ Opening an additional night!

We are excited to announce that from Wednesday 1st September, MindLine Trans+ will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening 8pm – midnight. You can contact MindLine Trans+ on 0300 330 5468.

Advocacy drop-in closed next week!

Our Outreach Advocacy Drop-In service will be closed for week only on Tuesday 24th (at our main office) and Wednesday 25th August (at Windmill hill city farm) We will be back open as usual on Tuesday 31st August, 11am-2pm. We… Read more

Bristol Pride 2021 Blog: LGBTQ+ choir movement

This Pride we are chatting with our staff and supporters about their experiences. We caught up with Georgia Spooner. Georgia was our Mind Without Borders Greenspace Wellbeing Coordinator and helped develop this amazing refugee service. She has recently started a… Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 16th May Video

Raquel the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Bristol Mind got involved this week sharing her thoughts. Raquel feels lucky to borrow Star. Spending time with her has been a great motivator to get outside during Lockdown. Where have… Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 15th May Video

Our CEO Jo shares her thoughts on how nature and being outside improves her wellbeing for #mentalhealthawarenessweekJust a reminder that we are here to help. If you would like information about our services or other local support, call us on… Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 14th May Video

Mel, Leilah and, Ria at Bristol Mind talk about dog walks in nature and how it helps their mental health. If you don’t have a pet you can you try a local scheme such as #borrowmydoggy and volunteering

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 12th May Video

“I’m not only listening to birdsong, having my senses soothed by the dappled lights, the smells of the forest, but I am also meeting people.” Independent Mental Health Advocate Ceri shares with us how she connects with people and nature… Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 11th May Video

Monday the 10th May marks the beginning of mental health awareness week. This year’s focus is nature and how it helps your mental health and wellbeing. How are you connecting with nature this week? Where do you go to relax… Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 10th May Video

Monday the 10th May marks the beginning of mental health awareness week. This year’s focus is nature and how it helps your mental health and wellbeing. How are you connecting with nature this week? Where do you go to relax… Read more

Mental Health Awareness week May 10th – 16th

Next week is Mental Health Awareness week and this years theme is nature! Where do you go to connect with nature? We’d love to hear from our supporters. Send your tips or places you like to visit in Bristol to… Read more

Great Bristol Run! September 2021

Entering the Bristol 10K or Half Marathon on Sunday 19th September? Why not run for Bristol Mind? Follow these simple steps. 1) Enter your run of choice 10K £34.00 to enter Half Marathon £44.00 to enter Select “other” in the charity… Read more

Bipolar disorder: Life after mania

As part of our mission to raise awareness we’ve been hearing from supporters, staff and volunteers about their experiences of mental health issues. Today’s blog is from Anna. 11 years ago, I suffered a mental breakdown where I experienced two… Read more

The reality of psychosis

As part of our mission to raise awareness and dispel misinformation we’ve been hearing from supporters, staff and volunteers about their experiences of mental health issues. Today’s blog is by Jessica, one of our former fundraising volunteers, on the subject… Read more

Mind Free Wills Month – March 2021

If you’re aged 55 or over, you can make or update your will with a local solicitor for free from 1 March. Simply visit the Free Wills Month website and enter your postcode to view details of participating solicitors. Book your appointment… Read more

MindLine Expanded Service

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, MindLine will be open 7 nights a week, 7pm-11pm. This will remain the case until further notice. For further information visit the MindLine page.