BAT offers mutual support to anyone who wishes to consider the level of benzodiazepines etc. they take or to come off these tranquillisers. There is no pressure and clients are encouraged to be in charge of their own withdrawal. Family, friends and carers are also welcome.
Resources: Support groups
Bipolar UK is dedicated to supporting individuals with bipolar, their families and carers. They support and develop self-help opportunities for people affected by bipolar, offer information on bipolar, self-help groups and education and self-management.
Bristol and District Tranquilliser Project works to help those having problems with prescribed psychotropic medications (benzodiazepine tranquillisers/sleeping tablets, and antidepressants). They help people who are taking or have recently withdrawn from this type of medication.
The Care Forum is an independent voluntary and community sector infrastructure organisation. They work primarily across Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. They can also work across the South West regionThey support communication, consultation and… Read more
Changes is a user led mutual support group for anybody experiencing mental distress living in and around Bristol. It offers a structured and focused approach to management of mental health symptoms.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a support group for people having trouble controlling the way they eat. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins, just a supportive weekly meeting.
This website contains regularly updated information about psychosis. It is for family members and friends of people who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or another illness that may result in the symptoms of psychosis. The website may also… Read more
Off the Record provides free confidential, self-referral specialist information, advice, informal support and counselling for young people in Bristol, aged 11 – 25. Appointments can be arranged through the helpline or via email.
Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. The OA Programme is based on the twelve step recovery programme of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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.
Rethink community support services offer individualised support to people recovering from mental illness/distress through working with a person centred approach to plan support responses. Community Mental Health Working support the recovery and social inclusion of people using Rethink services through… Read more
Self-injury Support offers a text and email support service (TESS) for girls and young women under 25yrs affected by self-injury. This service runs Sunday Friday 7-9pm on 07800 472908, and can be accessed via email through their website. Self Injury… Read more
This website is aimed at parents who, for whatever the circumstance, are raising children on their own. It provides information, expert advice, interactive learning, multi-media content, links to other support organisations and news for anyone parenting alone.
Social Anxiety West is a group for people who find social anxiety significantly interferes with their well-being and happiness. SA West have lost one of their main organisers and are not currently holding any support groups. Their website features useful… Read more
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.
WIAS offer services including ‘drop-in’ sessions, helplines, women’s groups as well as 1:1 counselling. They are a non-profit organisation specifically focused on women and supporting them with past and present alcohol issues.