Resources:

Soundwell Music Therapy

We cover parts of the South West of England, currently focused on Bristol and Bath.

Soundwell provides a variety of ways to access music therapy, to meet the needs of different people. These include:

  • weekly groups by referral
  • open groups
  • groups for unpaid carers
  • singing groups
  • outreach sessions
  • projects with partner organisations
  • individual sessions (if available)
  • Please note that you do not need any musical skills to take part. You can read some of our client stories here to find out more.

    Current groups

  • Bristol groups- at the Quaker Meeting House, Wedmore Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5HX
    Please contact Kim Roberts on 07938679667 or kim.roberts@soundwell.org.uk for more information and to book on.
  • 20 week music therapy group- Tuesday afternoons (face to face)
  • Fortnightly Singing for Wellbeing group- Tuesday mornings (face to face)
  • Monthly Open Group- Tuesday mornings. (face to face)
  • Monthly Music Listening Group – Friday mornings (online)
  • Outreach sessions –(online and face to face)
  • Bath groups- Bath Scouts District HQ, 7 Grove Street Bath BA2 6PJ
  • Please contact Chloe Buttery on 07423400655 or Chloe.buttery@soundwell.org.uk for more information and to book on.

  • Monthly Carers support group- Friday mornings (face to face – spaces available)
  • 20 week music therapy group – Thursday afternoons (face to face)
  • Fortnightly Singing for Wellbeing group – Thursday mornings (face to face)
  • Monthly Music Listening Group- Friday mornings (face to face and online options)
  • Outreach sessions –(online and face to face)
  • Adult ADHD Clinic

    Adult ADHD Clinic has a specialist team who work exclusively with adults who have ADHD in Bristol, B&NES and the surrounding areas. They provide assessment, reassessment and treatment, taking into consideration the many areas in an adult’s life before an accurate ADHD diagnosis is made.

    Tel: 01275 796262

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    South West NHS Gambling Service

    The service, introduced last year, covers South West England (Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall) and compliments existing NHS clinics covering the rest of the UK. The SW Gambling Service is led by AWP NHS Trust, and comprises of a partnership of 6 organisations, providing a comprehensive treatment pathway for people who are experiencing harm from gambling. What sets us apart is that the service is fully funded by NHS England, unlike some existing 3rd sector services on offer that are funded directly by the gambling industry. People can self-refer to our service, with the only stipulation being that individuals have to be registered with a GP in the South West.

    Who Are they?

    The South West Gambling Service is a new service funded by NHS England, comprising of therapists, assistant therapists and operational staff. The service is led by AWP NHS Trust and provides a comprehensive treatment pathway for people, carers and families who are experiencing harm from gambling.
    We have a ‘Single point of contact’ for anyone who wants help with their gambling. Individuals, Carers, or family members effected by gambling can self-refer to our service.
    You can contact us by phoning this number: 0330 022 3175

    Why is the service needed?

    Research shows us that approximately 2.8 million people in the South West region gamble (59%).
    The data also tells us that about 11% of the population of SW England experience some harm from gambling.
    1 in 4 gamblers are at substantially higher risk of suffering serious harm.
    Gamblers who report high-risk gambling behaviours are at increased risk of suicidality (The Lancet, 2021)
    A Swedish study found that people with gambling disorder are 15 times more likely to take their lives (Karlsson & Hakansson, 2018)

    Sport in Mind

    A charity that uses sport and physical activity to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems. Sessions take place in Bristol every week, all year around. To find out more about sessions near you.

    Check out our Activity Map by visiting the website or by contacting Claire on 0118 947 9762

    STEPs

    A specialist NHS service based at Southmead Hospital for people with eating disorders. Offering ‘stepped care’ from one-off advice sessions to specialist treatment and inpatient care.

    To access the service (open to Bristol residents aged 18 and over) a referral to ‘First Step’ is required. You can discuss this with your GP who will be able to refer you.
    www.awp.nhs.uk/our-services/community-services/eating-disorders

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    Bristol Beacon Music Groups

    Bristol Beacon Music for Everyone Through the power of creating joyful music together, we hope to enrich lives, empower people with creative potential, and build healthy and happy communities. Bristol Beacon offers a range of music sessions and workshops for… Read more

    North Somerset People First

    North Somerset People First now also run some services in Bristol. They promote and encourage people with a learning disability, difficulty and/or autism to speak up for themselves, empowering them to be in control of their own lives, now and in the future.

    NSPF’s self advocacy services support individuals from the age of 16 to speak up for themselves, be more confident and aware of their rights. These services include Speaking Up Groups, Consultations, Person Centred Planning and Advocacy, and Training Programmes.

    Safe Space Support Groups

    Bristol charity Changes hold four peer support groups which are categorised as closed safe spaces because they are only open to specific members – Women’s, Men’s, Women of Colour, and LGBTQIA+ online meetings. These groups are open to anybody identifying as part of the community that the group serves.

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