NSUN are a network of people and groups living in England who have and do experience mental distress and want to change things for the better. By connecting our members, and amplifying their experiences and aspirations, we influence policy, practice and perception, in order to reduce disadvantage and discrimination and stop people being ignored and isolated.
The Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN) represents a diverse community of past, current and future users of Bristol’s mental health services, as well as those with lived experiences of mental health.
They provide a safe space for people to confidentially share their needs and experiences of services, while we campaign for change by holding local providers to account.
BIMHN also acts against discrimination, and promotes a positive understanding of mental health through education.
The Beehive Centre aims to reduce social isolation and connect communities in Whitehall and St. George.
The Centre hosts social events and activities such as like Tai Chi, Line Dance, Keep Fit, Art & Craft, Internet Cafe & Lunch Club and many of our activities are tailored to the needs of older people (55+ years).
Marmalade Trust offers a vital link between lonely people and the communities and resources that can help them.
In a nutshell:
- WHAT: We recognise and raise awareness of loneliness
- HOW: We support and signpost people to new resources and communities
- WHY: To empower people to make new friendships and connections
We have a positive and proactive approach to loneliness and we want to normalise the conversation around it. There is nothing wrong with feeling lonely: it’s just a lack of social connections. We aim to lose the stigma around loneliness and rather than seeing it as a negative, shameful or hopeless thing, we want to educate people to see loneliness as a blank canvas on which they can fill their lives with new friends and experiences.
We all feel lonely at some point but the good news is that it is entirely fixable. We are committed to changing the language of loneliness to make it a conversation about connections instead.
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership; we are fully self-supporting through our own contributions.
Anyone who wants to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances (including alcohol and other drugs) is welcome.
UK Helpline: 0800 612 0225
Local info line: 07760 632 986
Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) is a fellowship of men and women who meet regularly to solve our common problem of sexual addiction.
Our individual sexual addictions have involved any number of practices. Some of us had trouble with one unwanted behaviour, some with many. All of us once felt trapped in a cycle of addictive sexual behaviour. In SAA we have found a means of recovery which has released us from our addiction. As part of our recovery programme, we try to help others who have similar problems. The programme is based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, although we are not affiliate with AA.
- National Helpline: 07599 917 686
- Bristol meetings helpline: 07794 769 494
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.saa-recovery.org.uk