Alcoholics anonymous provide a safe space for individuals to discuss their personal experiences with alcohol with the overall aim of overcoming alcoholism. Both open and closed meetings are available throughout Bristol. National helpline also available.
With the aim of reducing alcohol and drug-related harm Bristol Drugs Project works with individuals to change their behaviour and attitude toward drugs. This is a free and confidential service.
Advocacy Drop In on Tuesdays from 11: 00 AM to 2: 00 PM at Bristol Mind, 35 Old Market Street.
Advocacy Drop-in every Wednesday from 2: 00 PM to 4: 00PM at Windmill Hill City Farm.
Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service) provides a wide range of service for individuals wishing to access support and treatment for problematic alcohol and drug use, as well as support for their friends and family.
The Carers Centre is a local charity supporting people who care for family and friends. They offer expert advice, breaks from caring, emotional support and understanding. All services are free. CarersLine helpline for carers also available.
The Citizens Advice Bureau provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives. Their main office is located in the centre of Bristol. They can also be found at several outreach centres that offer specialist or limited services. They provide drop in sessions, face to face appointments, as well as advice by telephone or email.
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.
Directory of resources, services and drop-in and advice centres for the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Boatpeople communities in Bristol.
Headway Bristol is a local charity which offers a variety of services for survivors of brain injuries and their carers. They provide information, support and services including assistance to support and access to other services.
Off the Record provides free, confidential and independent services for children and young people that require support with their emotional health and well-being. This service is available for individuals living in Bath and North East Somerset.
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 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.
The Rosie Crane Trust supports bereaved parents who have lost a son or daughter of any age and at any stage in the bereavement. The trust offers a confidential 24hr Helpline, two drop in centres, and a befriending 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.
SBAS provides free, professional, confidential advice and information to residents of South Bristol seeking help with welfare benefits and debt.
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.
The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL) is an organisation run by and for Disabled people. This service provides specialist advice and advocacy support to anyone with a disability aiming to challenge the barriers to independent living.