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The Green House - Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling charity

The Green House Bristol
PO Box 665
Bristol
BS99 1XY
[email protected]
0117 935 1707 (Available between 9 - 3 Monday to Friday)

The Green House provides free individual counselling to women, men, children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse or rape at any point in their lives.

We are an Organisational Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Our main premises are located in St Werburghs and we also operate outreach services in Easton, Southmead and Knowle West Health Park.



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Windmill Hill City Farm

Philip Street
Bedminster
Bristol
BS3 4EA

0117 963 3252
[email protected]

The Health and Social Care Team works with the local community to offer services and activities across a number of areas. The team have skills in occupational therapy, social work, nursing and counselling to support people with specific needs.

We focus predominantly on four client groups:

  • older people
  • people with mental health issues
  • people with learning difficulties
  • people recovering from addictions

Our work around improving people’s mental well-being revolves around supporting recovery in a community environment.

Mental health service userSupport is available for people with mental health issues through a variety of services:
  • supported volunteering opportunities in the farm, gardens, adventure playground, café, care work and administration
  • a weekly drop-in session on Tuesday evenings for peer and professional support
  • a dedicated on-site team with social work, counselling and occupational therapy qualifications
  • access to courses over a range of subjects
  • health and well-being opportunities (eg cooking, gardening, dance therapy and football)
  • peer support and mentoring using the Recovery Star to help you to set goals and to keep track of progress
  • involvement in community-based projects

The combination of purposeful activity in a green environment with a network of people in similar circumstances and a friendly, professional team is a powerful way of improving the outlook and life chances of participants.

Volunteering at the farm offers a chance to put some order back into disrupted lives, to build life- and work-skills, to build a network of other people who have experienced similar challenges and to contribute to a facility that is loved and used by its local community.

The drop-in service (Tuesday evening 6 – 8 pm) offers a safe and welcoming environment in which to make friends explore issues and make progress in life.
 
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Crossroads Transgender Support Group

Wick Village Hall,
Wick.
Bristol.
BS30 5RG

01453 757110

Meeting every fourth Saturday of the month, 7.30pm - 11pm. £3 entry.

The Bristol Crossroads group has been supporting the transgender community in and around Bristol, under various names, for over 25 years. The meetings are informal and provide the opportunity for all transgendered people (Transvestites, Crossdressers, Transexuals, both male-to-female and female-to-male) and their partners and family to meet and dress in a safe and supportive environment. There are changing facilities available for those who need them.

At a Crossroads meeting you can dress and chat with other people like yourself, learn new skills (e.g. makeup), find out about places that provide the special items that we need to make us in to the girl or boy we want to be (e.g. breastforms, clothes etc) and get information about other groups and activities that you may like to take part in.

If you are taking your first tentative steps out of the closet or have only been able to dress occasionally at home but you want to meet and chat with others just like you, or your family or partner would like to chat with others in their situation, contact us and come along to a meeting. It could be the start of a whole new world.


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Second Step
9 Brunswick Square
Bristol
BS2 8PE.

0117 909 6630
[email protected]

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 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.

Services
  • Supported Housing
  • The Wellbeing Service
  • High Support Accommodation Service
  • Horizons Community Mentoring
  • Assertive Recovery Outreach
  • Community Supported Accomodation
  • Floating Support: Resettlement and Tenancy Support
  • Intensive Tenancy Support (ITS)
  • Psychological Therapies
  • Peer support courses
 
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Southmead Project

Southmead Project
165 Greystoke Avenue
Southmead
Bristol
BS10 6AS

Office: 0117 950 6022
Email: [email protected]

Southmead Project is a registered charity providing free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma.

Based in North Bristol the charity provides one-one counselling as well as group programmes for survivors of child abuse and trauma, is active in research; runs very successful group programmes for parents, carers and concerned others of those affected by addiction.
 
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Bristol Hearing Voices Network

Broadmead Baptist Church
Union Street (next to Tesco Metro)
Bristol
BS1 3HY

Every Tuesday 3 - 4.30pm

Part of the overall aim of BHVN is to promote positive explanations of voice hearing, intrusive thoughts, and other unusual experiences, and to give people a framework for developing their own ways of coping. In order to cope with their experiences people need to take control over their voices/ intrusive thoughts, and regain some power over their lives.
Please note that the self-help group is for people with personal experiences of these issues.


The current structure of the BHVN group is that an open round is started, where everyone has the opportunity of saying what they want to, but members can choose to pass if they don’t feel like talking. Its not a therapy group so people have the right to be silent.

No referral necessary: just turn up!
 
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Bristol Survivors Network

Bristol Mind offices
35 Old Market St.
0797 243 7586

Meets on last Thursday of every month (except December) 6.30 - 8.30pm

Bristol Survivors Network is a group of people who have lived experience of mental health difficulties. We gather and share information about what is going on in mental health services and campaign to improve things. We also:

  • discuss mental health issues
  • hold social meetings
  • comment about documents and reports
  • send representatives to mental health meetings
Membership is free for survivors. If you have used mental health services and/or had drugs prescribed for emotional or mental distress, you can be a member. We welcome new members from the greater Bristol area. You simply need to send us an e-mail or a letter with your postal address or a message via our contact form.
 
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