Resources: Drop-ins

Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)

A national eating disorders organisation providing on-going care, emotional support, and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, including those struggling personally and families, friends, and carers. Services include a national helpline, a weekly drop-in hub in Bath, and a telephone befriending service.

Bristol Mind Community Outreach Advocacy – Drop-in Sessions

Our Community Outreach Advocacy service, which is available to Bristol City Residents, works with people with mental health difficulties to offer one-to-one advocacy support. Advocacy is taking action to help people speak up for what they want and need, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain the services they need.

We run two drop-in sessions for new clients to this service:

Tuesday Drop-in: 11:00am to 1:30pm every Tuesday, at our offices: 35 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0EZ

Wednesday Drop-in: 2:00pm to 4:00pm every Wednesday, at Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4EA

Bristol Sanctuary

Bristol Sanctuary is a place to come when you are in serious emotional distress. They aim to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment where you can take stock and find some balance. The Sanctuary is open between 7pm and… Read more

Citizens Advice Bristol

The Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau are a local charity that provides free, confidential, and impartial advice and campaigns on big issues affecting people’s lives. They provide drop-in sessions, information, and signposting from their office in central Bristol, as well as running drop-ins in some health centres across the wider city, and have a telephone helpline (03444 111 444) available between 10am and 1pm, Monday to Friday.

Filwood Hope Centre

Filwood Hope is a walk-in centre which provides the local community of Knowle West with advice and support on benefit, debt and housing. This service also provides counselling on a daily basis.
They also host advisers from Age UK offering advice to those over 55.

Mind Without Borders – Working in the Community

Mind Without Borders is an ongoing commitment by Bristol Mind to reach out to wider communities living here in our city. We celebrate difference and see that others whose background and culture may not be the same as ours, can… Read more

Positive Minds

Positive Minds offers support and advice to help adults improve their wellbeing and reduce the mental and emotional stress in their life through one to one support and monthly coffee mornings.

Prism LGBT+ Alcohol and Drug Support

Prism is a dedicated support service for Bristol’s wide and varied LGBT+ communities and individuals. Prism provides free and confidential support to people around their alcohol and drug use. Prism provides outreach support in clubs and bars across Bristol, as well as providing direct access support in the Prism drop-in near Old Market.

Samaritans (freephone: 116 123)

Samaritans provide completely confidential emotional support 24 hours a day by phone, and also have options for face-to-face, email and letter-based support. Callers can talk openly about their worries and concerns without fear of being judged.

The Bristol Drop-in centre, for face-to-face support, is available from 7:30am to 9pm, seven days a week at 37 St Nicholas St, Bristol, BS1 1TP.

Shire Advice Service

Based in Shirehampton and delivered in conjunction with North Bristol Advice Centre, Shire Advice provides information and advocacy covering welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment rights, consumer issues and family issues.

St Pauls Advice Centre

A community resource at the heart of St Pauls. St Pauls Advice Centre offers independent legal advice, a confidential, non-judgemental, free service, drop-in and appointment based advice sessions covering welfare benefits, debt and money, employment, housing, immigration and other advice, outreach sessions at various other venues, home visits on request, a daily reception service providing information and triage facility and a bilingual service can be arranged at some venue.