Resources: Black and ethnic minority

Aid Box Community Women’s Group

A small, intimate group for refugee and asylum seeker women to socialise and share skills with local people in a relaxed, homely environment. The group will be running from mid October 2019 – email for more information.    

Bristol Hate Crime Services

Bristol Hate Crime Services is a group of agencies working in collaboration to provide a comprehensive service for victims of hate crime.

The collaboration is led by SARI (Stand Against Racism & Inequality), with local providers Brandon Trust, Bristol Mind, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Forum, Avon and Bristol Law Centre and Bristol Mediation.

Changes Bristol

Changes Bristol is a mental health charity that provides weekly mutual peer support meetings for those in mental distress. Their services are free to access, with no referral required from a health professional, and are open ended so that people can access the service for as long as they would like.

During COVID-19, support groups are primarily taking place through online video, although some face-to-face groups are operating.

As well as groups open to all demographics, Changes operate dedicated support groups for Women, Men, LGBTQ+ people, and Women of Colour.

Mind Without Borders – Working in the Community

Mind Without Borders is an ongoing commitment by Bristol Mind to reach out to wider communities living here in our city. We celebrate difference and see that others whose background and culture may not be the same as ours, can… Read more

Muslim Youth Helpline

Offer a free and confidential service offering support to vulnerable youth in need. Common issues range from relationships, mental health concerns, sexual abuse and religious issues. MYH prides itself on its non-judgemental ethos, in-line with their non-judgemental ethos they treat all enquiries seriously and do not turn away any person in need, regardless of religious background.

Next Link

Next Link is part of Missing Link Mental Health Services. We provide domestic abuse support services.

Nilaari Agency

A BME service specialising in culturally appropriate programmes for mental health, (re)offending behaviour and problematic substance abuse, Nilaari offers therapies and programmes tailored to individuals based in inner city Bristol.

The Check-in

Need time to reflect? Space to process? Then ‘The Check-in’ could be for you. Action Learning is a structured method to enable small groups to address complicated issues. A group is called a ‘set’ and meets regularly with an agreement… Read more

Yellowbird ‘Coaching Walk’

Like to walk and talk? Then join the Yellowbird ‘Coaching Walk’! Meet other women, learn some peer coaching skills, share and set goals, enjoy a stroll in a beautiful setting. Every Thursday, 12:00-13:15 from 27 September 2018 Meet at the… Read more

Yellowbird Autumn 2018 Programme

There are some great opportunities coming up within the Autumn programme, for example: The weekly coaching walk, starting Thursday 27th September at 12.30pm. This is for any woman interested in visualising goals and learning some peer coaching skills. Also starting… Read more

Youth Refugee Choir

Do you enjoy singing? Are you a refugee or asylum seeker aged 16-30 years? Do you want to support refugees by joining a choir? Singing sessions are being held every Saturday, from 11:00-12:30 at the Bristol Cathedral Choir School. For… Read more