Samaritans have been helping people in distress since 1953, their volunteers are amongst the most dedicated people in the voluntary sector, highly trained to hold the despair and suicidal feelings of those seeking their help without judgement or even suggesting what course they should take. All communications are confidential, but if asked Samaritans can try and help find sources of specialist help for people with specific needs.
Categories: Advice & Help, Helplines, Mental Health, Suicide, UK
Updated 5 years ago.
Home9 Brunswick SquareBristolBS2 8PEhome
Work Phone:0117 909 6630work
The team at Second Step is made up of people with a shared desire and determination to deliver recovery and wellbeing opportunities for people with mental health problems to enable them to achieve their hopes and ambitions.
We are based in Bristol and also have bases in Bath and Weston. We provide housing and support services to hundreds of people across Bristol and beyond. Our focus is on helping people find strategies to cope with their problems, to gain independence and achieve their ambitions. We work with people at their pace, helping them remain in control of their recovery journey.
We work with an agreed set of values which form the foundation of everything we do:
Second Step will treat everyone with integrity, respect and dignity.
The contribution and involvement across the whole organisation of people who use our services is central to our on-going success.
Hope is central to our work. We want to deliver recovery-orientated services building on people’s strengths, courage, resilience and dreams. We encourage empowerment, independence and responsibility.
We are passionate about social inclusion and will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.
We value diversity and difference and are committed to Equality of Opportunity throughout the whole organisation.
Second Step values all its staff and volunteers. We are committed to good employment practices and to sustaining a rewarding working culture.
Second Step is well informed and strives to be at the forefront of good practice. We value learning and reflecting on our work in order to improve services. Celebrating success is also fundamental to our work.
Second Step values partnership and continues to invest in collaborative working to provide the best possible services.
Second Step provide housing with support for homeless people with mental health support needs and also support to people in their own homes. The geographical focus of our work is the south west, particularly Bristol and surrounding areas.
Categories: Advice & Help, Homelesness, Mental Health
ShoutOut hit the air waves in July 2010 on BCFM 93.2fm across Bristol and online, at BCFM Radio The show is broadcast between 7pm and 8pm, early Thursday and available on podcast from the BCFM website from the day after, and on the Shout Out website http://www.shoutoutbristol.org.uk Bringing you all the latest LGBT news, events and what’s on in our area and interviews with various people who are involved with, part of or helping the LGBT community – plus some great music on top of all that…
One of the city’s largest community groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and the South West’s only LGBT community choir. We meet every Tuesday evening 7.30pm-9.30pm. Some are experienced singers, some aren’t, so to accommodate everyone the choir members learn from a variety of methods, sometimes using sheet music, sometimes with just word sheets, sometimes from sound files, and sometimes simply by ear (and sometimes a combination of all of the above!). You don’t need to be able to read sheet music to join the choir.
Categories: All Bristol areas, Interest groups, LGBT, Music, Social groups
Updated 5 years ago.
An online discussion network for women to arrange civilised social activities, organise transport sharing to events, and general sharing of information in Bristol and thereabouts. Activities so far have included cinema visits, dining out, the prospect of an allotment group emerging, and really anything at all that people feel inclined to suggest. If you’d like to join the network, please send your email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Categories: All Bristol areas, B&NES, Bath, Bisexual, Interest groups, Lesbian women, LGBT, North East Smerset, Social groups, South Gloucestershire, Women