Provides befriending, support and a helpline for bereaved parents, grandparents or siblings who have suffered the death of a child/children.
Supported by a network of volunteers, Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.
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.
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.
A local charity supporting disabled children, young people and their families, currently running a befriending scheme as well as other specialised activities.
Womankind provides women in the Bristol area with free or affordable professional counselling, psychotherapy and on-going support. They specialise in depression, anxiety, acute crisis, domestic abuse and rape.