Age UK Bristol and Linkage provide a number of services for older adults, including advice, social and community groups, befriending, and practical support. Advice is also available for carers and family.
Resources: Loneliness & Isolation
Bath Mind offer a range of services and support to people living in Bath and North East Somerset, including befriending, counselling, community groups, a crisis helpline, and practical support.
Please note that these services are only available in Bath and North East Somerset, and Bristol Mind is a separate organisation offering different services.
The Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service delivers a personalised package of dementia support to patients across Bristol. This includes healthcare, social and activity groups, practical support, and services for carers.
A confidential free helpline providing a safe place to talk if you, or someone you know, is in distress.
Changes Bristol provide peer support to adults suffering mental distress. Weekly meetings take place in the local area and online, and a befriending service is available to Bristol residents.
Providing opportunities for dads to bond with their infants. Aimed at supporting new dads who are struggling with their mental health
Luv2meetU is a friendship service for people with a learning disability and/or autism aged 18 and over. People are supported to make friends and share interests.
Marmalade Trust work to raise awareness of loneliness and social isolation nationally, and provide opportunities for social connection to people experiencing loneliness in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.
Reengage provide social opportunities for older adults (75+) who live alone anywhere in the UK, including telephone befriending and monthly tea parties.
The Silver Line operate a free, confidential, 24-hour telephone helpline for people aged 55+ in the UK, and offer a telephone friendship service connecting people aged 60+ with volunteers to reduce social isolation.
Womankind supports women in the Bristol area with professional counselling, group psychotherapy, befriending and a helpline service.