Health and Wellbeing

African Sambistas
We are a collective of drummers and dancers who love African and Samba inspired rhythms to shake our booties to!  African Sambistas have settled in very well at our new venue and our weekly classes have gotten of to a brilliant start!  We are based in The College (Arts Space), Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5JJ, off Marksbury Road.  Entrance is on Timsbury Walk. Free and easy parking at top of Timsbury Walk, entrance to the college through a ‘human’ size gate – look out for signs.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental health NHS Trust
Referral only mental health services accessed throug GP. Includes Early intervention Service for Psychosis.

Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling
Counselling serviceaccess to specially trained counsellors and psychotherapists in Bristol and Bath. Interpreters provided if required.

Bristol Black Careers
Bristol Black Carers provides culturally-appropriate support and services to the Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) carers in Bristol. Through our work we strive to reduce enduring health and social care inequalities.

Bristol Drugs Project
The principal activity of Bristol Drugs Project is to reduce drug and alcohol-related harm; our mission statement reflects our emphasis on changing behaviour: Drug and alcohol problems damage individuals, families and communities. Bristol Drugs Project is reducing harm, promoting change, challenging prejudice and maximising people’s potential.

Women’s Group every Wednesday 11am – 1pm

Bristol Mind
Local mental health charity offering information and signposting, advocacy, and a telephone helpline. Also hosts a variety of metal health self help groups. 0117 908 0370.

Bristol Mind – Relate
Relationship Counselling, Sex Therapy, Relationship Education and Training. Relate counselling is open to everyone aged over 16. Whether you are married, living together, in a same-sex relationship, separated, divorced or single, our confidential service can help you to deal with your relationship difficulties. You can come on your own or with a partner.

Changes Bristol
Local groups providing a safe, non judgemental and empathetic place for people to talk about their lives and gain suport towards their recovery. Meetings are free, no referral necessary and open to anyone in distress.


Dhek Bhal
Dhek Bhal’s mission is to promote the health and social well being of South Asian people living in Bristol & South Gloucestershire through a range of services

Hartcliffe and Withywood Teenage Parents Project
The Teenage Parents Project works with teenage families aged 16-25 years providing practical, emotional and mentoring support in the BS13 locality, raising awareness and aspiration through education and training.

Lift Psychology
Self referral or through your GP, access to a range of wellbeing courses and CBT counselling, 0117 982 3209.

Light Box
An innovative, free resource dedicated to increasing wellbeing and resilience through creativity.0117 329 0908.

Missing Link
Missing Link is a mental health and housing service for women in Bristol. We were established in 1982 to provide a range of housing and support to women that either have acute or long term mental health needs.

Nilaari Agency is a community based drug treatment provider that delivers accessible, high quality and culturally appropriate counselling, advocacy and support primarily to Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) adults and young people in Bristol who are involved in or at risk of misusing drugs and alcohol. However, anyone in need can access our services. Email:, 0117 952 5742.

Platform 51
Girls and women are at the heart of all we do. Our activities, services and campaigns are about things women need and want. We give them a platform to have their say and challenge discrimination.

The Haven
Holistic health assessment for newly arrived asylum seekers based at Montpelier Health Centre, PCT funded. This is a gateway primary health care service to assess and address the initial health needs of asylum seekers who are not already registered with a GP practice. Patients have a comprehensive health assessment, including investigations and referrals, and are then assisted to register with a GP practice close to where they live.

Off The Record
Counselling, Youth Support Workers (YSWs), Groups & Workshops, Sexual Health & the C-Card Scheme and help and info on depression, anxiety, self harm, anger, eating problems, suicide.

One25 reaches out to women trapped in street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.

Social Anxiety West
The first group session started in January 2002 in Bath and we owe great thanks to the two people who had the initial idea and put in much work to get the group established during its early years. Thanks is also due to the founding members who have also contributed much towards the group to make it what it is today. The group is now based in Bristol and is a popular and valuable resource for people with social anxiety.

Wellwomen Information
Wellwomen Information is a charitable organisation, based in inner-city Bristol, helping women with physical and mental health problems. Its aim is to support users to take an active part in their own health care. We do this by providing time to talk and the opportunity to explore health issues, together with good quality health information.

Womankind provides women in the Bristol area with free or affordable professional counselling, psychotherapy and on-going support.

Women’s Independent Alcohol Support

WIAS is a friendly, service-user controlled project set up to help women to deal with past and present alcohol issues. They will soon be starting a small facilitated support group in central Bristol for women with alcohol issues.  The service is confidential: you do not have to tell then your real name unless you want to.  Support and practical help will be available. For more information, contact: Tel.: 0117 942 8077 or email:




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