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Resources: Direct support
For dads living in Bristol who have partners experiencing antenatal/postnatal depression or are anxious, isolated or depressed about their own new role as a dad.
A dad’s support worker can offer support, if it might help to chat to another dad, who has lived experience.
Bluebell, a local charity, offers therapeutic support in a number of ways for new parents experiencing anxiety and low mood during pregnancy and up to 2 years after birth. Informal support can be accessed by dropping in to their emotional wellbeing hub.
Bluebell also offers structured therapeutic groups in partnership with children’s centres and 1:1 peer support in the community which can be accessed by downloading a referral form from their website.
The Brigstowe Project is a Bristol-based charity for people living with or affected by HIV or AIDS. They provide ongoing support, advice, and information to people living with HIV in Bristol and the surrounding areas.
BASS Autism Services for Adults provide service to adults with autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) and professionals and carers who support them. These include assessment and diagnosis on referral, advice services, post-diagnostic support, one-to-one appointments, group sessions and training.
With the aim of reducing alcohol and drug-related harm, Bristol Drugs Project works with individuals to change their behaviour and attitude toward drugs. This is a free and confidential service.
The BDP youth work team provide free and confidential 1-to-1 support around alcohol and drugs for children and young people aged 11-19 years old in Bristol.
Rethink’s Bristol Community Support Services work directly to help City of Bristol based people with mental health issues make a positive difference in their lives. A placement within the service can last for up to six months, either working towards a specific goal or to build confidence and create meaningful connections within the community. Referrals through a GP or Secondary Mental Health Services.
Rethink Bristol Carers Service is a local service that offers one-to-one and group support to people caring for a family member or friend who is living with/experiencing mental distress. A carers’ peer support group is also available.