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 Black Carers provides culturally-appropriate support, information, and services to the Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) carers in Bristol, working with both adult and young carers.
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.
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
The Carers Centre is a local charity supporting people in Bristol and South Gloucestershire who care for family and friends. They offer expert advice, emotional support, telephone counselling, and understanding. All services are free. CarersLine helpline for carers also available.
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 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 in Somerset, and a befriending service.
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.
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.