Who we are
About Bristol Mind
Bristol Mind is a mental health charity for people in Bristol and surrounding areas. We promote wellbeing and recovery through a range of services.
We recognise that each individual is a resource for their own recoery: many of our staff, volunteers, and trustees have themselves experienced the impact of emotional and mental distress.
Bristol Mind aims to promote a positive view of mental health and to provide services that are accessible, relevant, and empowering to the people using them.
Although affiliated to national Mind, Bristol Mind is an independently registered and funded charity.
Advocacy - supporting individuals to have a voice about the issues that are impacting on their lives. Our advocates work in the community, in hospitals, and with people who lack capacity to make decisions that have a life-changing impact.
Hate Crime Service - we have a dedicated caseworker for victims of mental health related hate crimes, as part of the Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Service.
MindLine (0808 808 0330) - A confidential freephone Bristol area helpline providing a safe place to talk if you, or someone you know, is in distress. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 8pm - midnight.
MindLine Trans+ (0300 330 5468) - a confidential, non judgemental UK-wide mental health support line for people who identify as trans+, including non-binary identities and those who are questioning. Mondays and Fridays, 8pm - midnight.
Meeting Minds - a one to one talking therapy service provided at an affordable rate, dependent on household income. We offer up to 16 weeks of counselling, and have a dedicated LGBTQ+ counselling service.
Training Project - we offer high quality training to raise awareness of mental health, and to develop skills in responding to emotional distress. Most of our courses are offered in house to businesses, but we also sometimes offer publicly available courses in Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
Women Without Borders - a support group that welcomes women and pre-school aged children from multicultural backgrounds. The women, who are often refugees, participate in activities together and get the opportunity for discussions around women's health and wellbeing. Barton Hill Settlement, Fridays, 10:00-12:00.
Information & Signposting - If none of our other services are the right fit for you, we keep a list of resources and other mental health services in Bristol, and will be happy to point you in the right direction to find support.